Assessment of the Zimbabwe Assistance Program in Malaria

Assessment of the Zimbabwe Assistance Program in Malaria
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Citation: Data for Impact (D4I). (2020). Assessment of the Zimbabwe Assistance Program in Malaria. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: D4I, University of North Carolina.
Abstract: The Zimbabwe Assistance Program in Malaria (ZAPIM), a United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)-funded project in Zimbabwe, supports the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) through the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to provide comprehensive malaria prevention and treatment services to Zimbabweans, with the goal of reducing malaria morbidity and mortality.



Zimbabwe has significantly reduced malaria mortality and morbidity through the continuous distribution (CD) of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), good quality of care, and other key interventions that have achieved and sustained high coverage in many parts of the country.



Data for Impact (D4I) sought to document the current status of malaria management practices and progress that the project has made since its inception with an assessment to address these questions:



  • What are the trends in malaria intervention coverage in ZAPIM and non-ZAPIM districts?

  • What are the trends in malaria morbidity and mortality in ZAPIM and non-ZAPIM districts?

  • What is the capacity of the NMCP and the districts to manage and implement various malaria interventions in ZAPIM and non-ZAPIM districts?

  • What are the facilitators of and barriers to planned achievements by the ZAPIM project?


The assessment used a mixed-methods approach comprising a document review, secondary data analysis, key informant (KI) interviews, health facility assessments, and an organizational capacity assessment.



Overall, the assessment confirmed good coverage of malaria control interventions and significant declines in malaria incidence and mortality. A continued, focused investment on malaria control is recommended to sustain the gains made and address some of the gaps identified during the assessment.
Shortname: tre-20-29-d4i
Author(s): Data for Impact
Year: 2020
Language: English