A partner of The Global Fund, The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) provides technical assistance to national malaria control programs to help countries make the best use of their Global Fund grant funding. In some instances, however, health workforce challenges hinder grant performance by limiting leaders’ ability to plan efficiently and health service providers’ capacity to implement national program activities. To address these challenges and improve malaria control, USAID and PMI have placed long-term technical advisors in countries that struggle the most to meet their malaria goals.
HRH2030 & Malaria
To streamline support to selected national malaria control program (NMCP) advisors, PMI and USAID have looked to HRH2030. Through its Capacity Building for Malaria activity, the program provides a framework to help advisors identify obstacles that prevent countries from achieving their malaria control goals. With support from HRH2030, the advisors will work to overcome these obstacles using evidence-based approaches to improve management and overall effectiveness of their national malaria control programs. To ensure sustainability of this work, HRH2030 has laid the groundwork for learning exchange and sharing of best practices through creation of an online platform and engagement of NMCP leaders in a community of practice.