MalariaCare resources

To make it easy for malaria program managers to find what they need, MalariaCare brings together the best evidence-based tools and documents on the diagnosis and treatment of malaria and other febrile (fever-causing) diseases, from the world’s leading experts and organizations.

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MalariaCare toolkit


These tools were developed for use in MalariaCare countries by project staff and our governmental colleagues. We found them to be useful and we hope that others will as well. All tools may be downloaded free of charge.

MalariaCare materials and media

malariacare flyerMalariaCare fact sheet (2014) — MalariaCare
A three-page summary of project objectives and approaches, along with a summary of key activities across Africa.
pdf (400K): English

mc_country_fact_sheets-2MalariaCare country fact sheets — MalariaCare
DRC English pdf (390K)    DRC français pdf (368K)
Ghana pdf (230K)
Guinea pdf (430K)
Kenya pdf (406K)
Liberia pdf (330K)
Malawi pdf (260K)
Mali pdf (430K)
Mozambique pdf (357K)
Nigeria pdf (371K)
Tanzania pdf (415K)
Zambia pdf (380K)


MalariaCare “notes from the field” series
These short papers describe important aspects of MalariaCare’s work in a case study format.
Burma: Improving Case Management Practices among Private Providers in Langkho Township pdf (706K)
Ethiopia: South-south collaboration to sustain improved diagnostic capacity pdf (439K)
Ghana: Supporting community health officers on the front lines: skills building and mentorship to increase test-based malaria treatment in Ghana pdf (659K)
Guinea: Strengthening diagnostic systems pdf (504K)
Malawi:  Supporting national roll-out of malaria case management training in Malawi pdf (457K)
Mozambique: A quality assurance approach: improving malaria case management at Mocuba Rural Hospital pdf (254K)
Mozambique: Improving case management of severe malaria pdf (286K)
Nigeria: Real-time data improves quality of care in rural Nigeria pdf (468K)
Tanzania: Improving the quality of test and treat services pdf (538K)
Tanzania: Improving the quality of health services in Mara pdf (407K)
Tanzania: Supporting health facilities in hard-to-reach areas pdf (420K)
Zambia: Supporting providers on the front lines of malaria control pdf (535K)
Zambia: Real time data improve quality of care pdf (406k)

malariacare-annual-report-2012-2013MalariaCare Annual Reports
Our annual reports to PMI describe our achievements, challenges, and next steps for work in all MalariaCare countries.
2013 pdf (1.7M)
2014 pdf (2.3M)
2015 pdf (3.1M)
2016 pdf (4.3M)

sq Barriers to expanded malaria dx and rxBarriers to expanded malaria diagnosis and treatment: A focus on barriers which may be addressed through advocacy, communication, and training interventions (2014)
MalariaCare — This report documents barriers to improved case management as highlighted in the professional literature and interviews with malaria program experts.
pdf (589K):

MalariaCare webinarWebinar: Getting to universal diagnosis and treatment of malaria (2013) — MalariaCare
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Dr. Jamie Eliades with panelists Dr. Andrea Bosman of the World Health Organization; Doreen Ali, Director, National Malaria Control Program,  Malawi; and Mwinyi I. Msellem, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Zanzibar Malaria Control Programme. You can hear their voices and see their slides.

sq malariacare webinar private sectorWebinar: Engaging private health care providers in malaria case management (2014)
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Dr. Jamie Eliades with panelists Dr. Larry Barat, The President’s Malaria Initiative;  Andrew Nyandigisi Malaria Control Unit, Kenya; Joyce Wanderi, PS Kenya; Nkiru Anonyuo, Society for Family Health, Nigeria; and Martin Dale, PSI.

MalariaCare_Brief_Private_Secto_coverProgram brief: Effectively engaging the private sector to improve malaria case management (2014) — MalariaCare
This paper provides an overview of how program managers can engage and partner with the private sector to improve case management of malaria and other febrile illnesses. It was developed for the webinar linked above.
pdf (446K):

MC webinar 9-14Webinar: Community case management of malaria (2014) — MalariaCare
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Dr. Jamie Eliades with panelists Dr. Hailemariam Legesse, UNICEF, Ethiopia; Tanya Guenther and Emmanuel Chimbalanga, Save the Children, Malawi; Sarah Andersson, John Snow, Inc.; Dr. Franco Pagnoni, World Health Organization Global Malaria Program.

sq MalariaCare_iCCM_briefProgram brief: Strengthening and expanding integrated community case management of malaria (2014) — MalariaCare
This MalariaCare program brief provides an overview of how iCCM can be used to improve case management of malaria and other febrile illnesses at the community level. It was developed for the webinar linked above.
pdf (387K):

sq quality diagnostics webinarWebinar: Quality of malaria rapid diagnostic testing in the field (2015) — MalariaCare
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Jamie Eliades and Nicole Whitehurst with panelists Dr. Jane Cunningham, WHO, Switzerland, Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Uganda, Ms. Yunhee Kim, Standard Diagnostics, Republic of Korea and Dr. Daouda Ndiaye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal.

MC_comm_webinar_2015_imageWebinar: Communication and training to improve the quality of malaria case management (2015) — MalariaCare
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Jamie Eliades with panelists Mr. Scott Wittet, MalariaCare, USA; Dr. Raphael Ntumy, MalariaCare, GhanaMr. Kafula Silumbe, MACEPA, Zambiaand Dr. Ma Su Khin, PSI, Burma.

MC webinar icon 4-16Webinar: Quality assurance approaches to improve malaria outcomes at health facility level (2016) — MalariaCare
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Dr. Jamie Eliades with panelists Dr. Alex Rowe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA; Dr. Troy Martin, MalariaCare, USA, and Dr. Raphael Ntumy, MalariaCare, Ghana.

Webinar: Lessons learned from planning and implementation of proficiency testing schemes (PTS) for malaria diagnosis (2017) — MalariaCare
This event was moderated by MalariaCare’s Dr. Jamie Eliades with panelists Dr. Jane Carter and Dennis Mwiti, AMREF Africa, Kenya; Bhavani Moodley, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa and Nicole Whitehurst, MalariaCare/MCDI, USA.

MalariaCare Close-out Meeting (2017) — MalariaCare
On September 20, 2017 MalariaCare hosted  a series of presentations and panel discussions focused on our key findings and achievements over five years.
View Close-out Meeting videos.

General malaria information

accelerating ipt uptake sqAccelerating IPTp uptake and anemia prevention
USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program
Two new advocacy documents designed to promote the IPTp uptake and anemia prevention during pregnancy are available for free download from this webpage.

ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and ActionALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action — African Leaders Malaria Alliance
The ALMA Scorecard was launched in September 2011. It is a semi-automated database that tracks progress across key indicators covering malaria policy, financing, intervention coverage, and impact.

Community-based reduction of malaria transmissionCommunity-Based Reduction of Malaria Transmission (2010) — WHO
WHO, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), and the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda initiative outline a comprehensive package of recommended community-based interventions. The report documents the outcome of an expert consultation held in 2010.
pdf (837K):

WHO Eliminating Malaria who-htm-gmp-2016.3_engEliminating Malaria (2016)  — WHO|
Presented on World Malaria Day 2016, this report offers a brief analysis of recent country-level progress towards elimination and spotlights countries that are poised to reach the finish line in the next five years.
pdf (1.2M):

Malaria_Evidence for AdvocacyEvidence for Advocacy (2015) — Roll Back Malaria
This document suggests some key facts that can be used in advocacy, communications, policy and programmes work in the fight against malaria. It was produced by the Malaria Advocacy Working Group (MAWG) of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership.
pdf (1M):

USAID Fighting MalariaFighting Malaria — USAID
USAID has been committed to fighting malaria since the 1950s. The Agency works closely with national governments to build their capacity to prevent and treat the disease and invests in the discovery and development of new antimalarial drugs and malaria vaccines.

A framework for malaria elimination (2017) World Health Organization
This updated framework provides guidance on tools, activities and strategies required to achieve malaria elimination and prevent re-establishment of transmission in countries, regardless of where they lie across the spectrum of transmission intensity. It is intended to inform national malaria elimination strategic plans and should be adapted to local contexts.
pdf (6MB):

GMAP - The Global Malaria Action PlanGMAP – The Global Malaria Action Plan (2008) — Roll Back Malaria
The GMAP presents a comprehensive overview of the global malaria landscape, an evidence-based approach to deliver effective prevention and treatment to all people at risk, and an estimate of the annual funding needs to achieve the goals of the RBM Partnership for 2010, 2015 and beyond.

Making Malaria HistoryMaking Malaria History — PATH
Managed by PATH’s Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) project, Making Malaria History offers advocacy and technical tools, research findings, and news. The site takes a special interest in “malaria free zones” and malaria elimination.

Malaria Access ProjectMalaria Atlas Project (MAP)
Oxford University
MAP disseminates free, accurate, and up-to-date information on malaria and associated topics, organized on a geographical basis.

Malaria E-learning CourseMalaria E-learning CourseUSAID
This course provides basic knowledge about the burden of malaria and effective tools to both treat and prevent malaria, and discusses the challenges and opportunities for taking the interventions to scale. It is necessary to register for this course.

WHO malaria fact sheetMalaria fact sheetWHO
There were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2010 and an estimated 660,000 deaths. Malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25 percent globally since 2000, and by 33 percent in the WHO African Region. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa, where a child dies every minute from malaria.

Malaria program implementation resources
FIND is an international non-profit organization that enables the development and delivery of much-needed diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases, including tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, hepatitis C, HIV, leishmaniasis, Buruli ulcer and Chagas disease.

PATH Malaria Vaccine InitiativeMalaria Vaccine Initiative
The Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) seeks to accelerate the development of malaria vaccines and catalyze timely access in endemic countries.

PATH Malaria PublicationsPATH Malaria Publications
PATH has produced a wide range of publications related to malaria. This link provides a search of the PATH publications database.

pmi-ninth-annual-report-congress sqPMI NinthAnnual Report (2015)
President’s Malaria Initiative/USAID
Since PMI’s launch in 2005, impressive gains in malaria control have been documented in PMI focus countries. This is PMI’s most recent report.
pdf (6.5M):

PMI-strategy-2015-2020_coverPMI Strategy 2015-2020 (2015) — President’s Malaria Initiative/USAID
This updated strategy takes into account progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of worldwide malaria eradication. pdf (9M)

Health Compass Social and Behavior Change Communications for Malaria packageSocial and Behavior Change Communications for Malaria  Health Compass / USAID
This webpage offers a variety of tools and sample strategies aimed at important social mobilization and individual behavior change (SBCC) aspects of malaria programs. Strong evidence suggests that quality SBCC can improve malaria prevention and treatment behaviors.

TED Talk Sonia ShahTED Talks: Sonia Shah3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria (2013)
TED Conferences
Science historian Sonia Shah explores the fascinating story behind an ancient scourge: malaria.




WHO World Malaria Report 2014World Malaria Report 2014 WHO
The World Malaria Report 2014 summarizes information received from malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2013 report.
pdf (6.2M):

Malaria diagnosis and treatment

act consortium resource pageACT Consortium—Useful Resources
The site includes guidance notes related to ACT Consortium research, intervention training manuals used in our trials and other projects, and information about their webinars, among other resources.

act consort animationAnimated video about test and treat strategy
ACT Consortium
This entertaining, 1.5 minute film explains the importance of treating based on reliable malaria tests.


Ghana newsletterGhana Case Management Newsletter — NMCP/USAID/PMI/MalariaCare
October 2015
December 2016


WHO Good practices for selecting and procuring RDTsGood Practices for Selecting and Procuring Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria (2011)
Designed as a practical 12-step checklist, this document provides guidance on the selection and procurement of quality rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria. It covers all aspects of the procurement cycle.
pdf (3M):

WHO Guidelines for the treatment of malariaGuidelines for the Treatment of Malaria. Third edition (2015) — WHO
Evidence-based and up-to-date recommendations for countries on malaria diagnosis and treatment to help formulate national policies and strategies. The guidelines cover the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated and severe illness caused by all types of malaria.
pdf (2.6MB):

WHO Information note on recommended selection criteria for procurement of malaria rapid diagnostic testsInformation Note on Recommended Selection Criteria for Procurement of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) (2012)
This WHO note provides information on both recommended criteria for RDTs and additional considerations which play a role in their procurement.
pdf (161K):

WHO making RDTs workMaking Rapid Diagnosis Work
This website provides information and guidance for malaria RDTs to malaria control programs and health services, organizations, and individuals considering the use and evaluation of malaria RDTs.

WHO Malaria Diagnostic TestingMalaria Diagnostic Testing
WHO recommends prompt malaria diagnosis either by microscopy or RDT in all patients with suspected malaria before treatment is administered.

WHO Malaria Microscopy QA Manual v2 coverMalaria Microscopy Quality Assurance Manual v. 2
This manual is designed to support facilities in setting up and maintaining sustainable malaria microscopy QA programs.
pdf (1.5MB):

sq Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance WHOMalaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Performance: Results of WHO product testing of malaria RDTs: Round 4 (2012)
This summary presents an overview of the results of the first through fourth rounds of WHO Malaria RDT Product Testing .
pdf (6.5MB):

WHO malaria treatmentMalaria Treatment WHO
This site summarizes recommended policies for malaria treatment and lists all key WHO guidance documents. It also provides information on selection of safe and effective quality antimalarial medicines, drug policies in WHO regions, antimalarial drug efficacy,and other topics.

sq WHO Management of Severe Malaria coverManagement of severe malaria – A practical handbook. Third Edition. (2013)
This Handbook, an updated edition of the Management of Severe Malaria, provides new and revised practical guidance on the diagnosis and management of severe malaria.
pdf (3.4MB):

sq UNITAID Report on Malaria Dx 2014Malaria Diagnostics Technology and Market Landscape (2014)
This report is part of an ongoing initiative within UNITAID to describe and monitor the landscape for malaria commodities. It focuses on technology and market dynamics around malaria diagnostic products.
pdf (3.8MB):

WHO Test Treat TrackT3: Test. Treat. Track. Scaling Up Diagnostic Testing, Treatment and Surveillance for Malaria (2012) WHO
The WHO Test. Treat. Track. initiative seeks to focus the attention of policy-makers and donors on the importance of adopting WHO’s latest evidence-based recommendations.
pdf (735K):



WHO Universal Access to Malaria Diagnostic Testing – An Operational ManualUniversal Access to Malaria Diagnostic Testing An Operational Manual (2011) — WHO
This manual provides practical guidance to national malaria control program managers and other stakeholders for rapidly increasing access to malaria diagnostic testing with RDT and microscopy in malaria-endemic countries.
pdf (3.5M):

Diagnosis and treatment of other common childhood fevers and integrated community case management (iCCM)

Asq FIND report on acute febrile syndromecute Febrile Syndrome Strategy (2012) — FIND
This 35 page document summarizes challenges related to diagnosing non-malarial febrile diseases and an approach to improving field-based early detection of disease to guide appropriate treatment.
pdf (15M):

Evidence for the Implementation, Effects, and Impact of the Integrated Community Case Management Strategy to Treat Childhood InfectionEvidence for the Implementation, Effects, and Impact of the Integrated Community Case Management Strategy to Treat Childhood Infection (2012)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
A series of open source articles.

WHO UNICEF iCCM Joint Statement 2012WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) (2012)
This statement presents the latest evidence for integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illness, describes the necessary programme elements and support tools for effective implementation, and lays out actions that countries and partners can take to support the implementation of iCCM at scale.
pdf (2.1M):