How we make decisions
When deciding to fund nets for a distribution, we look for two things: areas with a malaria problem where there is also a need for nets, and distribution partners with whom we are comfortable working. more
There are four operational elements to a distribution we consider important. We discuss these elements with potential distribution partners and if they share our approach to a distribution, we are keen to work with them:
- Accurate household-level net need data
- Independent supervision at the 'moment of net distribution'
- Post-distribution monitoring of net use and condition
- Monthly malaria case rate data
These elements are addressed in an assessment process that has a number of stages:
- Is the area high risk for malaria and are we confident of the data?
- Is there a need for nets, how many, and are we confident of the data?
- Are there insufficient funds from other areas to meet the net need and are we confident of this information?
- Would nets be distributed in a mass campaign (as opposed to routine distribution)?
- Would the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) agree to the four main requirements we have of a distribution?
- Are there potential distribution partners with the necessary resources and experience with whom we could collaborate?
- Is there a strong leader in charge of the distribution partner(s) with whom we feel we can work closely?
- Would the distribution partner(s) agree to the four main requirements we have of a distribution?
- Can we agree on when the nets would be distributed?
- Are non-net costs for the project in place?
- Do we both feel comfortable to proceed?
We add information showing progress with each future distribution we are assessing.