Monitoring and Evaluation Activities for Malaria Prevention and Control in Ethiopia (MEASURE III)
Date of Operation: 2009 – 2013
Primary Implementing Partner: University of North Carolina
Other Implementing Partner(s): Tulane University, Macro International, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
Regions of Operation: Oromia
Provide technical assistance to Ethiopian scientists and health professionals in support of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of malaria prevention and control activities supported by the U.S. Government
- Ensure a continuous strong partnership with stakeholders for the coordination of M&E and malaria prevention and control activities
- Finalize, adopt and implement the National Malaria M&E Strategy
- Establish and maintain a system of 10 epidemic detection sites for the collection of routine malaria mortality and morbidity data in Oromia
- Develop a methodology to ensure that the Health Management Information System (HMIS) data is utilized for decision-making
- Develop methodologies to track malaria-related commodities not tracked by the other systems
MEASURE III supports a network of 10 malaria epidemic detection sites in Oromia Regional States. Collected data at these sites has shown the burden of malaria to health services at the sites, and that the bulk of malaria patients (60% -70%) are managed at community-level health posts rather than district level health centers. The proportion of cases with severe malaria was also shown to be very low, i.e. less than one percent. Such data is important for planning, implementing and monitoring malaria efforts in the country.
MEASURE III provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Oromia Regional Health Bureau in epidemic surveillance as well as M&E of malaria control and prevention activities.
- Reducing the burden of malaria by 70 percent by 2013 and eventually halting transmission of parasite infections by 2015
- Timely detection of and response to malaria epidemics