Through the Greater Mekong Subregion Elimination of Malaria through Surveillance (GEMS) project, led by PSI with funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we sought to engage private healthcare providers in malaria elimination efforts across Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Over the course of eight years, the project operated in two phases — GEMS and GEMS+ — with the primary goal of achieving sustainable malaria elimination by leveraging private sector resources and data.
Throughout the life of the project, we’ve:
- Improved the quality of malaria diagnostics, treatment, and referral services among private providers.
- Successfully integrated private sector malaria surveillance data into national health systems.
- Increased availability of quality-assured rapid diagnostic tests and antimalarials.
GEMS proved to be a transformative learning journey, emphasizing the significance of private sector engagement in health systems. By fostering public –private collaboration, leveraging new and existing technology, and focusing on people-centered approaches, the program provided lessons for advancing universal health coverage and promoting a more resilient and equitable healthcare landscape, extending beyond malaria elimination efforts.
Join us for an interactive three-part learning series where we’ll share what worked, what didn’t work, and the insights we’ve gathered throughout the process.
Gems Legacy Webinar Series
Amplifying Impact through Public Private Partnerships
Learn how public-private partnerships improved quality of care, shaped the commodity market, and improved data reporting and disease surveillance in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
- Date: Monday 13 November 2023
- Time: 3 – 4:30 pm GMT+7
- Tuan Nguyen, Program Director, PSI Vietnam
- Trung Nguyen, Program Manager, PSI Vietnam
EMBEDDING QUALITY CASE MANAGEMENT INTO COMMUNITIES
Proactively reaching community members where they reside strengthens the ability of health systems to extend coverage beyond the facility level. Learn how the program engaged diverse and hard to reach communities for more effective interventions.
- Date: Wednesday 6 December 2023
- Time: 3 – 4:30 pm GMT+7
- May Me Thet, Deputy Director, Research, PSI Myanmar
- Myo Swe, Senior Program Manager, PSI Myanmar
Making Private Sector Data Work for Malaria Elimination
Integrating private sector data for achieving and certifying malaria elimination is essential; however, it is not without its challenges. We’ll discuss processes for integrating private sector data into national health management information systems for improved data quality and helping governments make better-informed decisions about programming.
- Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023
- Time: 4 – 5:30 pm GMT+7
- Lattana Sinhradsvong, Programs and Communication Director, PSI Laos
- Saysana Phanalasy, Country Representative, PSI Laos
Please note, registration emails may come from the SCTG Secretariat.