ACTwatch

ACTwatch conducts surveys in 10 malaria-endemic countries:

Benin

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted 2 household surveys, 3 outlet surveys, and supply chain research in Benin. ACTwatch data show that the availability of quality-assured artemisinin-based combination therapies in the public sector increased from 63.2% in 2008 to 74.4% in 2011.

Cambodia

An ACTwatch interviewer at work in rural Cambodia

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted 2 household 2 outlet surveys, and supply chain research in Cambodia. ACTwatch outlet survey results have shown that provider ability to correctly state the recommended first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria dropped slightly from 96.1% in 2009 to 91.7% in 2011.

Madagascar

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted 3 outlet surveys, 2 household surveys and supply chain research in Madagascar. ACTwatch findings show that among outlets stocking antimalarials in 2011, 92% of public health facilities and 73% of private, not-for-profit health facilities offered rapid diagnostic testing services.  

DR Congo

A rural DRC pharmacy

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted one household survey and one outlet survey as well as supply chain research in DRC. ACTwatch findings from 2009 showed that just 1 in 4 drugstores carried the first-line quality-assured ACT compared to 3 in 4 public/not-for-profit outlets.

Nigeria

National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abuja

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted 2 household surveys, 3 outlet surveys and supply chain research in Nigeria. ACTwatch findings from 2011 showed that 87% of private, not-for-profit facilities offered malaria testing services compared to 26% of public health facilities.

Uganda

View of town from hill

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted 4 outlet surveys and 2 household surveys in Uganda. ACTwatch findings indicate that the antimalarial market share of ACTs increased from 22.1% in 2009 to 68.1% in 2011.

Zambia

Rural site in Zambia

Since 2008, ACTwatch has conducted 2 household surveys, 3 outlet surveys, and qualitative and quantitative supply chain research. ACTwatch findings showed that in 2008, 83% of public health facilities carried the first-line malaria treatment (artemether lumefantrin), rising to 92.1% in 2011.

Kenya

A pharmacy in Kitale

Kenya joined the roster of ACTwatch countries in 2013. An outlet survey will be conducted in Kenya in early 2014.

Tanzania

A survey underway in Zanzibar

Tanzania joined the roster of ACTwatch countries in 2013. An outlet survey will be conducted in Tanzania in early 2014.

Myanmar

Myanmar village community health worker

In early 2013, Myanmar conducted its second round of outlet surveys using ACTwatch survey methodology - its first as a formal member of the ACTwatch country roster. Results will be posted in the third quarter of 2013.

Our work

ACTwatch is a multi-country research project designed to fill evidence gaps on malaria diagnostics, antimalarial medicines and fever case management in the private and public sectors.

ACTwatch collects data to inform evidence-based malaria control policies and programmes. This is our approach

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