HFG Malaria Technical Review

Resource Type: Brief
Authors: Sophie Faye and Kelley Ambrose
Published: September 2018

Resource Description: Many countries have made impressive gains in decreasing malaria mortality and incidence. Malaria mortality has decreased by 60 percent, with 6.2 million lives saved since 2000. Yet, to achieve a malaria-free world, funding for cost-effective interventions and efficient malaria control programs must be sustained to preserve gains, reduce, and ultimately eliminate transmission. The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 estimates the cost of achieving the 2030 malaria goals to be US$ 101.8 billion, with a further US$ 673 million needed each year to fund malaria research and development. Malaria program implementers and funders need sound and appropriate economic evidence in order to advocate for continued resources and to implement programs in a cost-effective way.

The USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project worked to equip policymakers, government officials, and program managers with contextualized evidence necessary to:

  • Maximize the impact of available funding by choosing the most cost-effective malaria interventions
  • Demonstrate economic impact of malaria control interventions

This brief provides an overview of HFG’s work in malaria over the course of the 6 year project.



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