Stakeholder workshop with NetCALC

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  • Ensure that all stakeholders have the same level of understanding about ITN strategies and CD.
  • Understand and agree on the most relevant characteristics of the setting, the targets, and the needs based on the table on contextual information required to guide CD planning.
  • Plan an appropriate CD strategy based on modeling with NetCALC and the most recent country specific data; this will be a draft until the field assessments confirm that the channels selected through the modeling are appropriate.


  • Proposed channels for the country with decisions on all characteristics.


Who to include

ITN distributions include a wide range of stakeholders. Inputs from diverse players will enrich the description of the context and the consideration of possible approaches for ITN distribution.

The strategizing process will and should be led by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the NMCP, as stewards of malaria control interventions in each country.

The NMCP will probably know and understand the stakeholders involved, who can influence the ITN distributions in the country. The NMCP should consider including representatives from all the groups below, as well as other locally relevant stakeholders:

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Other relevant departments within the MOH, such as maternal and child health and immunizations
  • Donors
  • United Nations (UN) agencies
  • NGOs
  • Research institutions
  • Private logistics companies
  • Marketing firms
  • Commercial distributors

Workshop content

Objective 1: Understanding the background
Objective 2: Describing the context, setting targets, defining needs
Objective 3: Planning an appropriate CD strategy

Once a draft strategy is in place, it is time to move to the next step – conducting a field assessment.


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