Malaria elimination strategy
MACEPA is one of the 3 initiatives that the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) has to address global challenges in malaria.
Since 2005, MACEPA has partnered with multiple African nations and global agencies to develop a plan for scale up for impact (SUFI) to rapidly decrease the health and economic effects of malaria.
MACEPA has developed an evidence-based framework to guide countries through a comprehensive set of program interventions that can lead from control to elimination of the disease.
The goal of MACEPA is the elimination of malaria infection and transmission at sub-national or national levels in four countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, and Zambia) by the end of 2020.
The current phase of MACEPA’s action plan (2013-2015) focuses on the following:
- Accelerating and enhancing SUFI which serves as a basis for moving from control to elimination
- Building national and local information systems to direct action and track progress
- Clearing all malaria infections in populations where infections remain common
- Detecting and investigating cases and local source and spread where infections are low/reduced and where this action is programmatically feasible.
- Eliminating – documenting local clearance of infection and maintaining zero transmission.