Employing an extensive and wide-reaching participatory process, the development of Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030 (AIM) – for a malaria-free world directly engaged more than 1,600 people from over 90 countries with differing levels of malaria transmission across all malaria-affected regions of the world.
Multiple mechanisms were used to rapidly assess the first GMAP, as well as to gather views, suggestions, potential case studies and comments for RBM’s new flagship document. These included:
- an online survey
- over 120 key informant interviews
- regional consultations
- country consultations with a strong multisectoral and community component
- use of social media (twitter, ideas scale, dedicated webpages) throughout the process
- public online reviews of advanced drafts of the documents in English, French and Spanish
Breakdown of those engaged by constituency
The schedule of Regional Consultations on AIM carried out back to back with WHO’s consultations on the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria between March-June 2014 is shown below:
|AFRO (Francophone)||20-21 March||Brazzaville Congo||[English]|
|PAHO||03-04 April||Panama City Panama||[English]|
|AFRO (Anglophone)||10-11 April||Harare Zimbabwe||[English]|
|EMRO||17-18 April||Casablanca Morocco||[English]|
|SEARO||30 Apr.-1 May||New Delhi India||[English]|
|WPRO||12-13 June||Manila Philippines||[English]|
The GTS consultations are documented in the reports on the GMP website:
To encourage strong engagement from affected countries, a Country Consultation Toolkit was in the public domain throughout the AIM development process and indeed, Uganda made use of it to convene a consultation to input to the elaboration of AIM with its own resources.
To ensure a multisectoral audience was reached and to expedite the consultations and meet the deadlines involved, organizations were identified in each country to rapidly convene the consultations. In total 13 countries,covering all the world regions, carried out a national consultation facilitated by a variety of convening organizations.
|Philippines||16-20 June 2014||Manila||Philipinas Shell Foundation||[English]|
|India||16-20 June 2014||Delhi||Caritas-India||[English]|
|Myanmar||23-27 June 2014||Yangon||Myanmar Health & Development Consortium||[English]|
|Democratic Republic Congo||8-12 July 2014||Kinshasa||Swiss TPH Kinshasa||[English]|
|Papua New Guinea||25-29 July 2014||Port Moresby||PSI PNG/ Malaria Technical Working Group||[English]|
|Côte d’Ivoire||21-25 July 2014||Abidjan||Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques||[English]|
|Tajikistan||13 – 20 Aug. 2014||Dushanbe||Republican Trop.Disease Centre||[English]|
|United Republic of Tanzania||1-5 Sept. 2014||Dar-es-Salaam||Ifakara Health Institute||[English]|
|Mozambique||30 Sept. 2014||Maputo||Malaria Consortium & President‘s Malaria Initiative||[English]|
|Peru||29 Sept- 2 Oct. 2014||Lima||Naval Medical Research Unit||[English]
|Ethiopia||14 Nov. 2014||Adama||President‘s Malaria Initiative||[English]|
|Senegal||25 Mar. 2015||Dakar||MACEPA||[French]|
|Uganda||1 April 2015||Kampala||NMCP & WHO||[English]|
The audiences at the country consultations were varied. Typically these consultations brought together 50-80 participants including representatives of the Ministries of Health, Local Government, Industry and Trade, Energy and Minerals, Land, Housing and Human Settlements, Water and Education, stakeholders from regional and district level, representatives of civil society, first line health workers, the private sector, researchers, development partners and the media.
The first 10 country consultations (so-called first wave) included a community consultation. These took place in:
- Rizal and Palawa Provinces, Philippines
- Guwahati, Nagaon District, Assam, India
- Mon State, Myanmar
- Menkao and Kintambo, République Démocratique du Congo
- East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
- Tissalé and Taabo, Côte d’Ivoire
- Panj, Bokthar, Kirgan-Tube, Tajikistan
- Mwanza and Geita, Tanzania (facilitated by UN Habitat/Lake Victoria Basin Commission)
- Nampula and Manhiça, Mozambique
- Iquitos and Piura, Peru
Participants included community members, community development workers and front line health workers.
Once there were substantive drafts of the document, additional regional consultations were carried out to gain input on the draft and improve it going forward. This was in addition to a public online review of the document that was held 17 February to 18 March 2015. After translation and a quality review the French and Spanish versions of the draft were made available for public, online review from 1 – 31 March. Detailed comments were received from 86 individuals.
|Greater Mekong Subregion||2 Dec 2014||Bangkok, Thailand||[English]|
|Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)||5 Dec 2014||Bangkok, Thailand||[English]|
|International stakeholders||12 March 2015||Washington DC, USA||[English]|
|RBM South & East African Regional Network||16 – 21 March 2015||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe||[English]|
The names of all those consulted, and more details about the consultative process are included in Appendix A of the AIM document.