In the last years, over 30 countries have participated in AMP-organized workshops aimed at strengthening the skills of NMCP and partner organization staff in planning, logistics, behaviour change communication and monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on net campaigns. The ITN trainings provide a foundation for planning and executing a mass ITN distribution campaign.
AMP Technical Assistance provider refresher training, Geneva, January 2018
This training workshop was funded by The VectorWorks Project and was targeted at TA providers supporting ITN campaign and continuous distribution. The training enabled the roster of AMP consultants to share lessons learned across countries; the group also selected the best tools, templates, and AMP recommendations for countries to be included in updates to the AMP toolkit and Continuous Distribution toolkit. The training covered a refresher on the critical pieces of mass campaign planning: logistics, communication, micro- and macro-planning, implementation, and evaluation. It also formally introduced continuous distribution, specifically, the continuous distribution options of school- and community-based distribution, but also the private sector and retail sales.
AMP Regional Workshops, November 2018
VectorWorks, a United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) – funded global malaria project, in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership to End Malaria (RBM), supported two regional AMP trainings on the planning and implementation of mass and continuous ITN distribution in Nairobi, Kenya. AMP organized and facilitated the two trainings.
The training sessions brought together key malaria prevention players, targeting the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and implementing partner personnel—as well as funders and partners—to review guidance and undertake practical exercises related to both campaigns and continuous ITN distribution. A key focus of the training sessions was to share lessons learned across country programs for both mass and CD systems.
The training in English, from November 5–8, 2018, included 28 participants from Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zanzibar.
The training in French, from November 13–16, 2018, included 33 participants from 10 countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, and Senegal.
The AMP trainings highlighted successful country experiences and packaged them for replication, to ensure the lessons are used for future campaigns. The majority of the session time was designed for interactive, hands-on ways of contextualizing these best practices for all countries. AMP used the revised AMP Toolkit and the Continuous Distribution Toolkit as guides to the content in the technical sessions. Using the toolkits as a road map for the trainings provided structure to the technical sessions but also helped orient the NMCP and implementing partners on the content and resources available in both of these toolkits as the material in the toolkits provide guidance to NMCPs without the need for outside technical assistance. An overarching focus of these trainings was operational effectiveness and ways to better coordinate and lead effective malaria control interventions through improved leadership and management skills.
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AMP 2018 training report