Working Group Chair
- Marcy Erskine, IFRC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Country Support Working Group (CSWG) is focused on tracking planned ITN campaigns and working with national malaria programmes and implementing partners to respond to any needs for technical assistance, whether by distance, in-country or a hybrid approach. The CSWG supports national malaria programmes and partners to identify and refine needs for technical assistance, identify appropriate technical assistance providers to meet the defined needs and, ultimately, to ensure high-quality, efficient ITN distribution to ensure high access to and utilization of ITNs for malaria prevention.
What do we do?
The CSWG is focused on ensuring that national malaria programmes and partners can access technical assistance (TA) for planning and implementation of mass campaign or continuous distribution of ITNs with emphasis on capacity-building of in-country ITN staff. The working group is also responsible for maintaining the global mass campaign ITN tracker in collaboration with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria’s Country/Regional Support Partner Committee, the Global Fund and the United States President’s Malaria Initiative as well as other partners. The mass campaign ITN tracker will be linked to the RBM dashboard found here.
The CSWG will:
- Work with national malaria programmes and partners who would like to access AMP technical assistance to define terms of reference for the support, identify the most effective and appropriate TA modalities (such as in-country support, distance support or a hybrid model), identify TA providers that meet the terms of reference and language requirements and ensure quality control of all documents and materials produced per AMP recommendations and global and national guidelines.
- Advise on the training and orientation of TA providers and in-country staff and national consultants depending on the TA platforms used and country needs.
- Work with Global Fund Principal Recipients and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria to deploy TA providers in a timely manner to respond to country requests.
- Ensure that the global mass campaign ITN tracker is regularly updated with the most recent information available.
- Liaise with national malaria programmes and partners to identify issues and challenges arising and work to find solutions through global advocacy and/or collaboration with technical and financial partners and other AMP working groups to move issues identified forward toward resolution.
- Ensure timely and high-quality reporting on TA provided to national malaria programmes and partners.