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Malaria ... Malawi

This evaluation was undertaken by the Malawi Malaria Impact Evaluation Group. This group comprises a large number of individuals who assisted with the planning, methodology, data assembly, data analysis, interpretation, and report preparation.

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This evaluation was undertaken by the Malawi Malaria Impact Evaluation Group. This group comprises a large number of individuals who assisted with the planning, methodology, data assembly, data analysis, interpretation, and report preparation. Team members and contributors are listed below. The team would like to acknowledge the active collaboration of the Ministry of Health of Malawi in this evaluation. Special thanks are due to Doreen Ali and Misheck Luhanga (NMCP), and to the NMCP staff. Additional thanks are extended to Damson Kathyola and Norman Lufesi (MoH). Acknowledgement is also due to a large group of malaria stakeholders who provided comments at a presentation of the evaluation methodology at initial planning meetings. Christine Hershey (PMI-USAID), Achuyt Bhattarai (PMI-CDC), Lia Florey (MEASURE DHS/ICF International), Jessica Oyugi (PMI-CDC, Malawi), and Misheck Luhanga (NMCP) directed and managed the development and production of the evaluation report. Lia Florey was lead author of the report with the assistance of Don Mathanga (MAC-University of Malawi College of Medicine) who wrote the introduction sections and contributed data from the anemia and parasitemia surveys. Adam Bennett (Tulane University) performed analyses and provided text for the A&P data and ISDR data, produced the malaria risk map and performed the Cox regression analysis. In addition, Adam contributed text to the climate section. Loren Bausel (JSI-DELIVER) contributed data and text on stockouts of ACTs. Christine Hershey (PMI-USAID) performed the LiST analysis and wrote that section with inputs from Ingrid Friberg (Johns Hopkins University). Rene Salgado (PMI-USAID) collected all financial data and was lead writer of the resources and inputs section. Arantxa Roca-Feltrer and Anja Terlouw (MalawiLiverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi, and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom) and colleagues provided data and wrote the Chikwawa rolling MIS section. Bagrey Ngwira (University of Malawi College of Medicine) contributed data for the Karonga DSS analysis which was performed by Yazoume Ye (MEASURE Evaluation/ICF International). Lia Florey and Yazoume Ye performed the district-level Poisson regression analysis. Themba Mzilahowa (MACUniversity of Malawi College of Medicine) provided entomology data and this section was written by Carrie Nielsen (PMI-CDC). Andrea Sharma and Kevin Sullivan (CDC) provided micronutrient survey data and analysis. Norman Lufesi (MoH) and Elizabeth Molyneux (Queen Elizabeth Hospital) provided information on pneumonia and diarrhea through the ETAT project. Administrative support and generation of maps was provided by Cameron Taylor (MEASURE DHS/ICF International). Special thanks are due to Achuyt Bhattarai, Adam Bennett, Lia Florey, Kevin Griffith (PMI-CDC), Christine Hershey, Gomezgani Jenda (PMI-USAID, Malawi), Damson Kathyola (MOH), Kimberly Lindblade (PMI-CDC), Misheck Luhanga, Don Mathanga, Carrie Nielsen, Jessica Oyugi, and Rene Salgado, all of whom were intimately involved in the planning, preparation, and execution of the evaluation. Thanks are also due to a number of reviewers, whose comments on successive drafts have improved the final product. These include: Larry Barat, Misun Choi, Erin Eckert, Christine Hershey, Timothy O’Brien, Trenton Ruebush, Rene Salgado (PMI-USAID); Achuyt Bhattarai, Kevin Griffith, Kimberly Lindblade, John MacArthur, Melody Miles, Carrie Nielsen, Jessica Oyugi, Alex Rowe, Steve Yoon (PMI-CDC); Misheck Luhanga, Doreen Ali (NMCP, Malawi); Fred Arnold and Yazoume Ye (ICF International); Adam Bennett (Tulane University); Rick Steketee (MACEPA); Ryuichi Komatsu and Estifanos Shargie (Global Fund), and Alastair Robb (DFID). Additional input during the evaluation process was provided by Audrey Mitchell, Peter Troell and Adam Wolkon (PMI-CDC), Monica Olewe, Pius Nakoma and Katherine Wolf (PMI-USAID), Wilfred Dodoli (WHO, Malawi) and Andrew Likaka (DHO, Thyolo, Malawi). PMI’s Impact Evaluation Technical Advisory Group (TAG) reviewed the methodology used in this evaluation and provided technical advice. The TAG is composed of: Jennifer Bryce (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Richard Cibulskis (WHO-Global Malaria Program), Emmanuela Gakidou and Stephen Lim (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation), Immo Kleinschmidt (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and Christian Lengeler (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute).



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