The National Malaria Control and Elimination Scorecard for accountability was first developed in Burkina Faso in 2017 by the Ministry of Health with support from ALMA and partners. In 2018, the scorecard was decentralized with focal points from all regions trained on the use of the scorecard tool. In 2019, the scorecard was linked to DHIS2 facilitating production of the scorecard at regional, district, and facility levels. The DHIS2 interoperability adds to the sustainability of production and enhances targeted bottleneck analysis.
How it works
The scorecard is produced every quarter using DHIS2 data by the National Malaria Programme and shared with national and regional stakeholders, including partners in a periodic bulletin. During meetings with government and partner, the National Malaria Programme presents an analysis of the latest scorecard highlighting priorities, bottleneck root causes, and proposed actions.
Improved commodities management
A review of the scorecard tool identified frequent RDT stockouts. The NMCP agreed to work with partners to establish a specialized committee to find solutions to the frequent RDT stockouts and propose a plan of action for collecting data in insecure areas.
Key success factors
Decentralised to regional level
All regional malaria focal points have been trained on the scorecard management tool. This allows the implementers on the ground, who own the data, to monitor the outcomes of their activities more closely.
Integrated to DHIS2
The scorecard tool is integrated to DHIS2, which allows the scorecard to be produced regularly despite some interruptions at the end of 2019 during health worker strikes which made data unavailable.
Health facility level data
The DHIS2 linked scorecard includes health facility level data, allowing for more targeted bottleneck analysis and action.
The scorecard is being disseminated to partners and all regions every quarter.
Partners engaged in supporting the scorecard
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) – Vector Link