Additional Resources

Important elimination resources, such as case studies and feasibility studies, provide a learning opportunity for countries and international partners to learn from the experience, successes, challenges, and failures of current and past elimination efforts. Before deciding to embark on a path to elimination, the MEG recommends that countries conduct a thorough assessment of the technical, operational, and financial feasibility of elimination.

Case Studies

Case studies provide a learning opportunity for countries and international partners to learn from the experience, successes, challenges, and failures of current and past elimination efforts. Case studies also provide insight on decisions, interventions, systems, and strategies that countries used in their elimination efforts. Conducting and disseminating case studies on current and past elimination efforts and on innovative solutions to key challenges is a priority for the MEG. The MEG hopes to help countries pursuing elimination make informed, evidence-based decisions on how to move forward in their particular setting. Several case studies are currently underway and will be posted on this site as they come available.

Case studies provide an opportunity for countries and international partners to learn about, and learn from, other countries’ experiences with elimination. By documenting and presenting the successes and failures of current and past elimination efforts, the MEG hopes to create an evolving library on malaria elimination evidence and experience from which others will benefit.

Case studies that are, or will soon be available include:

World Health Organization - Global Health Group Joint Case Studies on Malaria Elimination

Feasibility Studies

When considering elimination, countries face many tough questions: Is elimination possible? Is it cost-effective? Where will the funding come from? If my country achieves it, can we sustain it? Before deciding to embark on a path to elimination, the MEG recommends that countries conduct a thorough assessment of the technical, operational, and financial feasibility of elimination in their country or targeted area. Zanzibar is leading the way in this new approach. With the assistance of the Clinton Foundation and the UCSF Global Health Group, Zanzibar completed a formal feasibility assessment.

Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar: A Feasibility Assessment

Roll Back Malaria Country Roadmaps

To provide a national, regional and global system for tracking progress of malaria intervention scale-up, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) has developed Country Roadmaps. The RBM Roadmaps can be used as an online tool for tracking progress against the achievement of programmatic milestones, and will help countries make best use of currently available resources and identify areas where additional technical support is needed. RBM Roadmaps are designed to be used by malaria country programs, donors, and collaborating partners to identify gaps in funding and commodities to determine the additional resources and key activities that will need to be implemented to reach the 2010 targets of delivering effective and affordable protection and treatment to all people at risk of malaria.

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Roll Back Malaria Toolbox

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) has developed the RBM Toolbox to share a comprehensive collection of information, guidance and useful tools for malaria control and elimination programs to help strengthen program capacity. The RBM Toolbox can be used by malaria programs and partners to obtain guidance on malaria policies and strategies, tools to assist in the implementation of vector control and diagnosis and treatment interventions, and frameworks for monitoring and evaluating progress. The RBM Toolbox will be constantly updated as new tools are developed and current tools are refined and improved through the use in program settings.

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Country Briefings

A series of malaria-eliminating country briefings have been designed by the Global Health Group for all stakeholders interested in malaria elimination. The briefings aim to provide a comprehensive yet succinct overview of the history and current malaria situation in malaria-eliminating countries.

Key topics included in the country briefings are: national malaria and health financing indicators, progress towards elimination, potential challenges to achieving and maintaining elimination, and innovative strategies and programs each country has used or is currently using to reach malaria elimination.

The 34 country briefings will be rolled out over time and updated periodically to track progress as they move toward becoming malaria-free.

Country briefings of the 34 malaria-eliminating countries

Asia Pacific

Latin America and Carribean

North Africa, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia (new)

Sub-Saharan Africa (forthcoming)

  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde
  • Namibia
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland