Leverage ACTwatch and FPwatch resources

Explore our site to find a wealth of global antimalarial and contraceptive market data and materials from over 55 surveys across 14 countries. Though the ACTwatch and FPwatch projects are no longer active, we encourage you to use the findings here and at PSI.org. For data requests, please fill out PSI's Data Use and Authorship Proposal form.  


Since 2016, ACTwatch has conducted four outlet surveys, two household 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.



An ACTwatch interviewer at work in rural Cambodia

Since 2016, ACTwatch has conducted four outlet surveys, two household 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.


Since 2016, ACTwatch has conducted five outlet surveys, two 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 2016, ACTwatch has conducted three outlet surveys, one household survey, as well as supply chain research in the 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.


National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abuja

Since 2016, ACTwatch has conducted four outlet surveys, two household 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.


View of town from hill

Since 2016, ACTwatch has conducted six outlet surveys, two household surveys, and supply chain research in Uganda. ACTwatch findings indicate that the antimalarial market share of ACTs increased from 22.1% in 2009 to 68.1% in 2011. 


Rural site in Zambia

Since 2016, ACTwatch has conducted three outlet surveys, two household surveys, and supply chain research in Zambia. 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. 


A pharmacy in Kitale

PSI conducted two rounds of outlet surveys in 2010 and 2011 in Kenya as part of the Independent Evaluation of the AMFm pilot phase through support from the Global Fund. Kenya joined the roster of ACTwatch countries in 2013. A follow up outlet survey was conducted in early 2014.


A survey underway in Zanzibar

PSI conducted two rounds of outlet surveys in Zanzibar in 2010 and 2011 as part of the Independent Evaluation of the AMFm through support from the Global Fund. Tanzania joined the roster of ACTwatch countries in 2013. The first ACTwatch funded outlet survey was conducted in 2014. A follow up survey will be conducted in 2016.


Myanmar village community health worker

Since 2016, four outlet surveys have been conducted in Myanmar. Although the 2015 outlet survey was the only survey funded by ACTwatch, prior surveys used ACTwatch methodologyMyanmar became a formal member of the ACTwatch country roster in 2013.


DR Congo

Nurse at a health centre in Mbanza Ngungu makes notes after having examined a woman

 An integrated family planning and malaria outlet survey was conducted in Kinshasa and Katanga provinces of the DRC in fall of 2015. The DRC FPwatch survey builds upon previous national surveys conducted by the ACTwatch project, ASF, and the National Malaria Control Program in 2013 and 2009


India’s FP2020 commitments include a shift from limiting and long-lasting methods to delaying and spacing methods with an expansion of method choice, focusing on IUDs. Yet, quality data is needed to monitor change and sustainability.  FPwatch conducted a national family planning outlet survey  in two states (Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) of India in spring 2016.


Woman shows another woman oral contraceptives in a clinic in Myanmar

FPwatch data collection in Myanmar complements the recent family planning and reproductive health facility assessment conducted within the Myanmar public sector as well as population-based FRHS, MICS and IHLCS surveys. 


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Data collectors speak with a provider at an outlet in Ethiopia

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Our work

ACTwatch and FPwatch were multi-country research projects designed to fill evidence gaps in malaria (ACTwatch) and family planning (FPwatch).  ACTwatch gathered malaria case management commodity market data on malaria diagnostics, antimalarial medicines, and fever case management availabilty, readiness, market share, and price in the private and public health sectors. FPwatch gathered contraceptive market data on modern family planning (FP) method availability, service readiness, market share, and price across health facilities.

The ACTwatch and FPwatch programs collected data to inform evidence-based policies and programmes. This was our approach