A two-day technical workshop was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-8 December 2016 to address the challenges in improving access to antimalarials and malaria case management in high malaria burden countries in Africa.
The aim of this workshop was to identify challenges facing malaria programmes in high burden African counties with particular emphasis on factors affecting access to high quality malaria diagnosis and treatment, and strategies to counter these challenges in countries participating in the workshop.
Specific themes for guiding discussions during the two days were:
- Procurement and supply management
- Scaling up access to malaria diagnostics
- Guaranteeing quality of care in malaria case management
- Surveillance, safety, monitoring and evaluation
Group and country-specific sessions were conducted to identify key action items to guide participating countries and supporting partners in their efforts to implement positive changes, as well as supporting their bids to seek funding from global donor organizations. The outcomes of the workshop are summarized in this report.