Capacity building is crucial to ensure the sustainable success of malaria prevention and the control of the disease. We provide technical support to National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCP) in different countries, for example in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. We assist NMCP to improve malaria case management, including the forecasting, funding and procurement of key antimalarial drugs and diagnostics, and their successful introduction.
Our activities include supporting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans, providing key support to national research organizations through capacity building and providing additional management support to the NMCP to more effectively manage both data and resources.
In other projects, for example in Papa New Guinea, we build local capacity and infrastructure to monitor, evaluate and guide ongoing and future malaria interventions used by national health authorities.
In addition, Swiss TPH has a profile as a leading agency for evaluating and monitoring health sector development projects, including its role as a Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. As the Global Fund with its head office in Geneva does not have a presence in the countries, Local Fund Agents serve as the eyes and the ears on the ground.