The Digital Solutions for Malaria Elimination Community of Practice is a community of technology organizations, implementers, and subject matter experts who use, develop, or support digital tools in country-led efforts to eliminate malaria.
“After an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017.” – WHO World malaria report 2018
The Digital Solutions for Malaria Elimination (DSME) Community of Practice (COP) supports governments in their efforts to eliminate malaria by building and supporting comprehensive and sustainable malaria surveillance systems to make complete, timely, and accurate data reporting easier and to improve decision-making processes. The establishment of this community was made possible by the DSME project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. View the 1 pager.
The COP serves an advisory role on the DSME project to ensure that global best practices are incorporated into the DSME project outputs and activities, including:
Community members with open-source software development or implementation expertise may contribute their time to create and test global, common goods that can be adopted by other community members and mobile tool providers, including:
Community members will work together to sustain collaboration and reduce redundant work, investments, and technology fragmentation in malaria and other health areas, by:
Community members will work together to document, disseminate, and support uptake of information and knowledge generated by this community to country malaria elimination programs, by:
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