Digitalizing Malaria Campaigns: ITN and SMC Handbook

31 Mar 2023
Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services, an innovator and leader in the application of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) to assist poor and marginalized people in developing communities has developed a handbook to guiden national malaria programmes in digitising data for ITNs and SMC campaigns. 

The handbook represents an effort to share our learnings from a decade of implementing digital campaigns. It outlines key considerations and recommendations for the digitalization of large-scale campaigns, with the aim of helping partners better understand the people, processes, and technology solutions required to successfully digitalize their campaigns.

The handbook is divided into three main sections: People, Process, and Technology. The “People” section covers the personnel, policies, and training considerations to implement at scale. The “Process” section outlines general considerations for both SMC and ITN campaigns, device management, and warehouse assessment. Finally, the “Technology” section discusses hardware procurement and management, application selection, and other key considerations. Each section includes links to resources, considerations from past implementations, and a brief list of recommendations from our field staff.

CRS would like to thank the Optimizing-SMC project and the Alliance for Malaria Prevention for their support in producing this handbook.

For more information contact: ict4d [at] crs [dot] org