The Malaria Working Group supports the increased involvement of NGOs in integrated, community-based malaria programming; promotes collaboration between NGOs and national and international partners; and addresses bottlenecks, barriers, and gaps in related programming. The Working Group provides a forum where NGOs share lessons learned and disseminate state-of-the-art information related to malaria programming in order to improve the quality of their field-based programs.
LeadershipWorking Group Co-Chair: Eric Swedberg, Save the Children
Tools & Resources
- Community Case Management Tools & Resources
- 2009 Malaria Technical Reference Materials [English]
- Training Materials: Malaria Communities Program
- Surviving Malaria Decision Guide [English, French] (2003)
Presentations, Reports & Webinars
Webinar: Improving Malaria Diagnostics (IMaD) Project Highlights (8/29/2012)
Webinar; Mosquito Essentials: Basis for Malaria Prevention (2/24/2012)
Webinar: The State of Antimalarial Drug Quality (9/20/2011)
Webinar: Community-Based Malaria Treatment and Prevention: Project Palu-Alafia (3/15/2011)
Plan Benin applied the improvement collaborative approach to a community-based malaria prevention project from 2007 to 2009. Funded by USAID and overseen by the University Research Co. LLC (URC) through the USAID-funded Quality Assurance and Health Care Improvement projects, the Plan project aimed to contribute to the reduction of child and maternal mortality rates by improving behaviors related to the prevention and treatment of malaria.
Presentation: Mozambique Net Hang-up Survey Results (Fall Meeting 9/14/2010)
Christy Gavitt, Senior Health Team Coordinatorfor the American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department summarized the final evaluation results of the Mozambique Red Cross's hang-up intervention with the Malaria Working Group. She explored the question of what the results really told us and discussed how the lessons learned from that survey will impact future hang-up operational research.
Webinar: ITPS - Malaria Control In Complex Emergencies (1/12/2010)
Richard Allan, Director of the MENTOR Initiative, presents the revolutionary development of insecticide treated plastic sheeting (ITPS) for the dual purpose of providing shelter and vector control in emergency settings. This presents the first prospects for a practical and robust tool which could be held in regional emergency stocks and deployed amongst refugees and IDPs to rapidly ensure both emergency shelter and effective control of common insect disease vectors without the need for significant behaviour change by shelter occupants in order to achieve its protective effect. Learn the results of the latest studies and how evidence of the efficacy of ITPS as a vector control tool when used to construct temporary shelters, combined with its operational advantages and low risk usage, is now being recommended to be scaled up to meet the needs on the ground.
Webinar: Zambia Integrated Management of Malaria and Pneumonia Study (12/15/2009)
Dr. Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, who is an Assistant Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, presents the Zambia Integrated Management of Malaria and Pneumonia Study (ZIMMAPS), which was a cluster randomized controlled trial that aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness and feasibility of community-based management of pneumonia and malaria by community health workers (CHWs) in a rural district of Zambia. The CHWs, aided by the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), managed malaria with ACTs and non-severe pneumonia with amoxicillin. The results were overwhelmingly positive and showed the capacity of CHWs to provide early and appropriate treatment to children under five years of age with fever and the reduction of ACT overuse.
Webinar: Planning for Sustainability in Malaria Projects - Part 1 (8/13/2009)
Webinar: Planning for Sustainability in Malaria Projects - Part 2 (8/18/2009)
Dr. Eric Sarriot and Jennifer Yourkavitch of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) describe a framework for assessing sustainability in malaria projects and discuss how projects can incorporate this model into their programming. They also presented an example from a sustainability workshop hosted by Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, a MCP grantee, in Malawi. Information about the framework can be previewed in the manual Take the Long View.
Case Studies and Field Stories
- CORE Group Paper: Joint NGO Implementation of Community-Based Treatment of Malaria in Rwanda July 2006
- CORE Group Case Study: Community-Based Solutions for Effective Malaria Control: Lessons from Mozambique March 2005
- CORE Group Field Story: Bringing Down Mosquito Fever: How NGOs Promote Home-Based Treatment of Malarial Fever in Uganda November 2004
- Baseline Survey of the Rwanda Community: Distribution of Anti-Malarials Pilot Program August 2004
- CORE Group Case Study: Partnerships in Action An Integrated Approach to Combining a Measles Campaign with a Bed Net, Vitamin A and Mebendazole Campaign in Zambia July 2004
- CORE Group Case Study: Improving Malaria Case Management in Ugandan Communities: Lessons From the Field July 2004
- CORE Group Field Story: Casting A Wide Net: How NGOs Promote Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets May 2004
In 1999, the desire to support malaria networks grew out of CORE Group’s Malaria Working Group, comprised of representatives from CORE Group member organizations and partners. Members were concerned that malaria was an under-addressed killer of children under the age of five.
In recognition of malaria’s impact on the health of mothers, children, and communities, CORE Group’s Malaria Working Group hosted a series of regional and country "Fresh Air" malaria workshops, which brought together a range of NGO, faithbased, Ministry of Health, academic, private sector, and multilateral representatives to discuss state-of-the-art practices, share programmatic experience, and plan how to work together to achieve the "Abuja Declaration" targets for malaria.
As an outgrowth of these meetings, by 2003, four high-priority countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia) established national NGO "secretariats" to support ongoing networks to facilitate information sharing, problem solving, and leveraging of resources. The secretariats also sought to create a unified voice for NGO advocacy and participate in national, regional, and global level dialogues on malaria, health, and development. A coordinated approach involving many partners is needed to fully reach global targets for malaria reduction. CORE Group's experience and lessons learned in supporting and helping to grow contry-level NGO networks serve as a model for other countries and programs interested in organizing similar efforts.
KeNAAM is a network of Kenyan civil society organisations (CSOs) working to eradicate malaria in Kenya. KeNAAM with support from CORE Group was formed in 2001, established a secretariat in 2003, and was legally registered in 2006.
- NGO Malaria Secretariats: Foundations for Advocacy and Impact, A Kenya Case Study
- Barriers Affecting Kenya CSO Access to Global Funds - A Report for the Kenya NGO's Alliance Against Malaria (KeNAAM) July 2008
- Rapid Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Control Environment in Kenya - January 2009
- Malaria Advocacy Training Workshop Nairobi, Kenya - January 2007
- African Leaders Malaria Alliance
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Malaria: Topic Home
- European Alliance Against Malaria
- Gates Foundation - Malaria
- Malaria Atlas Project
- Malaria Foundation International (MFI)
- Malaria Journal
- Malaria Nexus
- Malaria No More
- Malaria Vaccine Initiative
- Malaria World
- Medicines for Malaria Venture
- Nets for Life
- Nothing but Nets
- President’s Malaria Initiative
- Roll Back Malaria Partnership
- The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
- The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- Voices for a Malaria-Free Future
- World Health Organization – Malaria
- WHO - Malaria Factsheet