Resource Type: Report
Authors: HFG Project
Published: November 2015
In the course of implementing a health financing and economic research agenda for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) together with PMI identified the absence of an entity with the responsibility of establishing an organizing framework for malaria economic research. Many organizations and universities are undertaking this research, but we aren’t pulling it together, synthesizing it, identifying gaps and priorities, and effectively facilitating the process of policymakers, advocates, and implementers incorporating the generated evidence into policy and program implementation decision making. We know that malaria is more than treatment and control and we have evidence beyond cost-effectiveness and impact data but the economic story that places malaria in the development context is absent because the evidence is scattered and possibly incomplete.
The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative acknowledged this need when they sought to create the Economic Research Group for Malaria in late 2014 early 2015. However, this working group never got off the ground in the wake of RBM disbanding. HFG and PMI began this consultation as a way to start addressing this need.