Monitoring and Evaluation
MSH supports NMCPs to ensure the availability of high-quality data to guide decision making and facilitate reporting. MSH projects support health workers and managers at all levels of the health system to improve overall performance, including delivery of high-quality malaria prevention and treatment services at facilities (including those in the private sector) and within communities.
Through the roll-out of District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2), MSH has assisted NMCPs to better monitor malaria indicators by improving data collection, quality assurance, dissemination, reporting, and analysis to facilitate evidence-based decision making at the district level. MSH has supported the scale up of DHIS2 throughout Africa, which has allowed countries to better budget for and plan malaria services and to provide timely, accurate, and complete reports.
MSH supports improved M&E systems through its integrated health projects and works with NMCPs and district and local authorities to track locally relevant malaria indicators based on information generated from DHIS2. For example, in Malawi, MSH works with districts to understand discrepancies between malaria cases reported and ACT dispensed with the intent to rationalize commodity use and ensure that malaria case reporting at the facility level is accurate. In Madagascar, MSH supports the mHealth platform by providing smartphones to community health workers to facilitate the transmission of real-time data on malaria throughout the health system.