Self-audit of the National Malaria Program using the Malaria Elimination Audit Tool
The objectives of the malaria self-audit are as follow:
- To review progress towards achieving the goal and objectives of the current national malaria strategic plan and overall program coverage and outcomes using WHO Malaria Elimination Audit Tool (MEAT).
- To make recommendations for strengthening implementation of the program.
- To make recommendations to accelerate the malaria elimination.
MALARIA ELIMINATION PROGRAM AUDIT
The MEAT implementing scoring recommends evaluation of the malaria program using the ten domains. Within each domain are critical elements drawn from the Framework for malaria elimination. For each element, there are one or more milestones that indicate progress towards full implementation of that element.
The implementation status of each element is indicated by a score, which reflects the country’s level of advancement, its capacity to institutionalize technical strategies and to ensure that they are sustainable. Scoring is applicable to most elements; those elements that do not lend themselves to a score are indicated by a N/A and are grayed out.
The following scheme is used
- Not yet implemented. None of the milestones of the element have been reached.
- Limited implementation. Implementation has started with some milestones achieved and others begun.
- Expanded implementation. Most but not all of the milestones have been reached, or there remain significant gaps in the implementation of several milestones, or there are significant concerns about the sustainability of activities.
- Fully implemented. All milestones have been reached and activities are sustainable.
- National Malaria Laboratory Plan (2020-2025) and Malaria Laboratory Manual-2021
- National Malaria Treatment Protocol 2019, Nepal – EDCD
- National Malaria Surveillance Guidelines 2019, Nepal
- Epidemiological Trend of Malaria in Nepal (2012/13-2017/18)
- Malaria Micro Stratification Report 2018
- Malaria Risk Areas Micro-stratification 2020
- From 30 million cases to zero: China is certified malaria-free by WHO
- Interim Guideline for Malaria Program During COVID-19 in Nepal (Updated)
- WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025
- World Malaria Day 2021: Reaching the zero malaria target
- El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO
- WHO Guidelines for Malaria (Consolidated Guidelines for Malaria)
- World Malaria Report 2020
- World Malaria Day 2020: “Zero malaria starts with me”