ALMA is supporting the Zambia’s Ministry of Health in the implementation of the country’s malaria, Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) scorecard management tools for accountability and action. ALMA has also been supporting Zambia with the establishment of the End Malaria Council (EMC), a country-led and country-owned initiative that convenes senior-level, multi-sectoral stakeholders to complement Zambia’s National Malaria Elimination Programme’s effort to increase resource mobilisation to achieve and sustain malaria elimination.
The End Malaria Council is focused on three priority areas:
ALMA is supporting Zambia’s Ministry of Health in the implementation of the country’s malaria scorecard management tool for accountability and action. Zambia’s Malaria scorecard was developed in 2016 by the National Malaria Elimination programme with support from ALMA and partners and is used to increase awareness about the malaria situation, support the identification of bottlenecks and drive action. Since its rollout, ALMA has supported the country in the strengthening and decentralisation of the scorecard management tool.
The country also uses the scorecard platform’s Malaria Workplan Management Tool, which was first introduced by the Ministry of Health with support from ALMA in 2019. The web-based management tool is used to harmonize the annual operational work plans of the NMEC with all malaria partners, to strengthen partnership coordination and track implementation. ALMA has further supported scaling up the management tool to all the provinces and their districts as well as the End Malaria Council.
Zambia’s Ministry of Health, with support from partners including Sight Savers, WHO, University of Lusaka, Ministry of Education, Zambia Public Health Institute, and ALMA, developed in 2019 the country’s NTD Control and Elimination scorecard management tool for accountability and action. The scorecard is used to track key indicators, drive action and also serve as an advocacy tool to support elimination efforts.
Zambia’s RMNCAH scorecard management tool for action and accountability was first developed by the Ministry of Health 2014 in collaboration with ALMA and partners. The scorecard tool is used to track key maternal and child health indicators, identify bottlenecks and drive action at the national, regional and community level. The scorecard is used at the district level for priority setting, planning and budgeting.