Global progress against malaria has stalled and there is renewed urgency to expand access to core malaria interventions in high-burden countries. Private sector providers have a crucial role to play in case management across the malaria elimination continuum. Almost 50% of the global malaria burden currently falls in 6 countries in sub-Saharan Africa where over half of care-seeking for fever occurs in the private sector. Private sector engagement is key to improving access to quality malaria case management in such settings.
Between 2014 and 2017 PSI employed a Market Development Approach to transform the private sector malaria case management market in Kinshasa, DRC. A data driven market review led to the identification of key constraints to sustainable market performance and informed the design of tailored supply and demand interventions that were executed by an actively managed forum of direct and indirect market actors.
This Learning Brief describes the process employed, and outcomes achieved, in support of high-quality malaria case management in one of these settings, Kinshasa DRC, as an example of a successful private sector engagement approach that can be replicated in other high-burden countries.
- Populations Served
- Children Under 5, General Population, Providers, Urban Population
- Health Areas
- Developing Markets
- Resource Types
- Reports and Briefs
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Artemesinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT), Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT), Fever Case Management (FCM), Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT), Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment