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.
If you think other resources should be listed here, please share the links with us by contacting MalariaCare@path.org
- NEW! Malariacare toolkit
- MalariaCare materials and media
- General malaria information
- Malaria diagnosis and treatment
- Diagnosis and treatment of other common childhood fevers and integrated community case management
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 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 malariacare.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/malariacare_fact_sheet-1-9-141.pdf
MalariaCare 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.
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 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)
Barriers 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.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/barriers-to-expanded-malaria-dx-and-rx.pdf
Webinar: 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.
Webinar: 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.
Program 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): malariacare.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/malariacare_brief_private_sector.pdf
Webinar: 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.
Program 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): malariacare.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/malariacare_iccm_brief.pdf
Webinar: 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.
Webinar: 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, Ghana; Mr. Kafula Silumbe, MACEPA, Zambia; and Dr. Ma Su Khin, PSI, Burma.
Webinar: 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 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 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 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): whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2012/9789241502719_eng.pdf
Eliminating 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): malariacare.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/who-eliminating-malaria-who-htm-gmp-2016-3_eng.pdf
Evidence 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): malariacare.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/malaria_evidence-for-advocacy_april_2015.pdf
Fighting 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): www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/9789241511988/en/
GMAP – 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 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 Atlas Project (MAP)
MAP disseminates free, accurate, and up-to-date information on malaria and associated topics, organized on a geographical basis.
Malaria E-learning Course — USAID
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.
Malaria fact sheet — WHO
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.
Malaria Vaccine Initiative
The Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) seeks to accelerate the development of malaria vaccines and catalyze timely access in endemic countries.
PATH Malaria Publications
PATH has produced a wide range of publications related to malaria. This link provides a search of the PATH publications database.
PMI 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): www.pmi.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pmi-reports/pmi-ninth-annual-report-congress.pdf
PMI 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) www.pmi.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pmi-reports/president%27s-malaria-initiative-strategy-2015-2020.pdf
Social 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.
World 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): malariacare.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/who_world_malaria_report_2014.pdf
Malaria diagnosis and treatment
ACT 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.
Good 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): whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241501125_eng.pdf
Guidelines 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): www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/9789241549127/en/
Information 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): www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/rdt_selection_criteria_en.pdf
Making 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.
Malaria Diagnostic Testing
WHO recommends prompt malaria diagnosis either by microscopy or RDT in all patients with suspected malaria before treatment is administered.
Malaria 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): apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/204266/1/9789241549394_eng.pdf?ua=1
Malaria 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): www.who.int/malaria/publications/rapid_diagnostic/en/index.html
Malaria 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.
Management 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): www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/9789241548526/en/
Malaria 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): www.unitaid.eu/images/projects/malaria/2014_Malaria_Diagnostics_Landscape_2nd_edition.pdf
T3: 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): www.who.int/malaria/publications/atoz/test_treat_track_brochure.pdf
Universal 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): whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241502092_eng.pdf
Diagnosis and treatment of other common childhood fevers and integrated community case management (iCCM)
Acute 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): www.finddiagnostics.org/export/sites/default/resource-centre/reports_brochures/docs/0031-FIND-NMFI-document-print-inhouse.pdf
Evidence 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 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): www.unicef.org/health/files/iCCM_Joint_Statement_2012.pdf