Malawi NTD Master Plan Development 2021-2025
In order to realise the goals outlined in the 2021-2030 WHO NTD Global Road Map, countries are encouraged to develop comprehensive multi-year ‘Master Plans’ for the control of NTDs which will serve as an essential component for effective planning and implementation of sustainable NTD programmes. Each national NTD Master Plan is intended to provide programme goals, objectives and a 3–5-year strategy based on extensive situation analysis, and to address all components of the NTD programmes relevant to the country.
What GLIDE is doing
To support this process, GLIDE is currently collaborating with key NTD stakeholders in Malawi to support the Master Plan Development Process over the course of the year. We aim to integrate the best possible evidence and latest findings on river blindness, based on the transmission assessments undertaken in 2020 for consideration by the MOEEAC. There is also an opportunity to draw from other areas of GLIDE’s work — including costing and budgeting of master plans and integration activities, cross-border and cross-sectoral work, better use of data through the Sightsavers Country Health Information Platform (CHIP) and supporting implementation of master plan monitoring and review processes.