Operational Research

Operational research is used to understand issues related to malaria interventions and to improve performance and innovation, leading to reduced malaria transmission and caseload.

MSH has supported operational research in MIP to develop tools and quality assurance measures to address service delivery challenges that prevent or contribute to pregnant women not receiving IPTp. In 2019, MSH began an operational research activity in Malawi to investigate the administering of IPTp by community health workers to assess the potential to increase IPTp uptake without having a negative impact on antenatal care attendance.