Focusing on a single disease is a well-tested way of addressing public health problems, including malaria and AIDS. However, ‘vertical programs’ bring their own problems: with their own funding, staff and equipment, which can draw attention and resources away from the mainstream conditions managed by health centres and hospitals. Oyo state wanted to use the momentum for malaria elimination to improve all aspects of services in health facilities and to integrate the supervision process for all the services in the facility. By strengthening DHIS reporting, monthly validation and verification, health service managers have now better information about all services and not just malaria.
Bringing malaria treatment into the mainstream. MAPSDocument Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2016