A web-based decision support system for malaria policy makers
DESCRIPTION: African health officials lack easy access to publications and data on malaria and tools to translate this research into policy. A website has been developed to overcome these barriers, and this project aims to assist health officials in malarious countries in translating the information available on the site into the most appropriate anti-malaria programs for their countries.
OUTCOMES: 2011- 2012: The outcomes of this project include incorporating the ELINK framework as a decision support tool on the website and then collaborating with other domestic or international malaria control programs to evaluate the program. The first phase includes a series of interviews conducted with the respective managers of the different health institutions, which will determine preferences and user-friendly applications to interface on the website. Long-term outcomes will facilitate health officials to analyze the data quantitatively and qualitatively and create more effective health policies.