Project Example

Improving malaria surveillance through existing community structures: Lessons learnt from Ethiopia

Ethiopia has achieved a significant reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality over the past two decades. In line with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health strategic direction, Malaria Consortium has been working with existing community structures, health centres, district health offices and community levels to improve malaria case detection and surveillance. Community structures such as health extension workers and the health development army play a pivotal role in malaria case detection and surveillance when malaria service provision is disrupted, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Malaria Consortium

Date of Publication: October 27, 2022