Capacity Building

Without strong leadership, adherence to high-quality program management, and support for improved governance, targets for malaria reduction cannot be met. MSH works with NMCPs and ministries of health to improve malaria services by strengthening integrated health service delivery and building capacity at the central, district, facility, and community levels. MSH supports revising national strategies and guidelines, improving training curricula and supervision, building a platform to improve the performance of the supply chain and its related systems, and engaging the private sector.

MSH is an international leader in assisting national health systems and NMCPs to identify and address institutional gaps. Specifically, MSH has been instrumental in assisting NMCPs to improve management of their Global Fund resources, including supporting the seconding of additional, highly qualified technical staff who lead the management of national technical strategies and provide oversight for improved project implementation.

MSH is recognized for its innovation in supporting the concept of a continuum of care approach to integrated health service delivery. MSH has been able to leverage malaria-specific funding to improve and scale up comprehensive child and maternal health services and support the development of the entire health system, which, in turn, leads to higher-quality malaria services and reduced morbidity and mortality. Essential components include support for training and supervision throughout the entire health system, from the central level to the community.