The Added Value of Long-Term Technical Assistance to National Malaria Control Programs

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From 2013-2017, the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project worked with the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) to provide long-term technical assistance to the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) of seven countries.

The LMG/NMCP Project embedded Senior Technical Advisors within the NCMP, alongside NMCP staff, for two to four years. During this time, the advisor would lead an organizational capacity assessment and help identify priority activities based on the weaknesses identified in the assessment.

This report summarizes the findings of an assessment evaluating the added value of long-term technical assistance to NMCPs. The assessment examined the effectiveness of the Long-term Technical Advisor (LTA) model of capacity building for improved NMCP coordination and performance, particularly as it relates to improved management and implementation of Global Fund malaria grants.

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