Malaria programme reviews: a manual for reviewing the performance of malaria control and elimination programmes
Trial edition, March 2010
Malaria control program performance reviews (MPR)
MPR is an important public health program management tool for countries striving to strengthen program structures and systems and capacity to incrementally improve performance to scale up and sustain universal coverage with a mix of key interventions to all malaria risk populations.
The MPR is a periodic joint collaborative high level program management process for evaluation of progress and performance of country programs within the national health and development agenda. The aim of the review/evaluation is to improve the operational performance and the strategic direction for scaling up delivery of mix of anti-malaria interventions in order to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality and overall transmission. The program performance review helps to build effective and efficient malaria control programs by identifying major achievements regards outcome and impact, best practices and lessons learnt, critical issues, priority problems, and investigates the causes of the problems and proposes solutions for more effective malaria service delivery. This then allows for program re-design and strengthening structures, systems and capacity to achieve better performance regards, equity, coverage, quality and impact with service delivery of anti- malaria interventions.
The MPR process has 4 distinct phases with several steps and activities;Phase.1. Planning program review; Phase.2 Internal thematic desk review; Phase.3 Joint program field review; Phase.4 Final report and follow up of recommendations and updating policies, strategic and annual operational plans and program re-design.
WHO Malaria performance manual trail edition 2010 provides programmatic management guidance to all countries and RBM partners in planning, implementation and follow-up of malaria program reviews/evaluations. Please contact WHO-GMP-HQ or WHO-Regional offices regards any questions, comments and feedback.