Scaling up home-based management of malaria
From research to implementation
Large-scale research studies and pilot studies have shown that scaling up home-based management of malaria is both feasible and effective – and is already being implemented on a limited scale in some African countries. Research experience and demonstration projects have provided guidance on how home-based management of malaria can be scaled up to reach the majority of populations.
Experiences and lessons learned have been compiled in this handbook to assist with scaling up by countries with technically sound national strategic action plans on home-based management of malaria. The handbook is intended as a reference document to help define the mechanisms for scaling up home-based management of malaria in the African region. Aimed at malaria control programme managers, malaria interagency coordinating committees, international donor organizations, and nongovernmental organizations involved in malaria control, and at research and training institutions, the handbook should be used in conjunction with other Roll Back Malaria documents on advocacy, drug policy change, national treatment guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation.