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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre

LINK Programme Update


25 January 2017
News from LINK in the new year

LINK is a 4-year collaborative programme supported by DFID between LSHTM and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in partnership with WHO-AFRO. Its aim is to develop and support the use of malaria profiles in sub-Saharan Africa and to increase the use of data to guide policy and operational decisions.

The LINK programme held its first full team meeting hosted by Professor Bob Snow and the INFORM team at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in Nairobi,  Kenya on 23-4 January 2017. This was a valuable opportunity for the team members from both LSHTM and INFORM to meet for an update on the programme and plan activities going forward. In the first quarter of 2017, LINK will be working to develop profiles with National Control Malaria Programmes (NMCPs) in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Uganda.  
While in Nairobi, the team also presented one of its major project outputs, a timeline of malaria key events. The Kenyan timeline was delivered to the Kenya NMCP. It illustrates the history of malaria from 1920 to 2015 and the progress that the NMCP has made. 

Ruth Lorimer recently joined the LINK team as our Technical Communications Officer. We are currently looking for a Research Fellow in Evaluation & Political Economy. For more information please see the LSTHM website

Also, as part of the programme, LINK is creating a series of innovative engagement activities to deliver in-country to key decision-makers in the implementation of malaria prevention and control. The purpose of this workshop is test activities to increase use of information for programme decision-making. We are looking for volunteers who have experience working in Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in a 2.5 hour pilot workshop session. If you are interested in taking part please contact rebecca [dot] tremain [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk (subject: LINK%20Pilot%20Workshop" target: "_blank) (Rebecca Tremain).