El Salvador. February 20th 2019
The technical partners incorporated the malaria foci management focus proposed by PAHO, counting with a single foci approach for all the countries. They agreed on communications action plans in each country.
The RMEI (Regional Malaria Elimination Initiative) technical partners met on February 18 - 20 in El Salvador with the purpose of coordinating the final details for the implementation of the plans aimed at eliminating malaria by 2020 in the seven Mesoamerican countries, in addition to Mexico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. The goal of the meeting was to incorporate the malaria foci management focus proposed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and, in this manner, have a single foci focus for all the countries.
The meeting counted with the presence of those responsible for malaria from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Executive Secretariat of COMISCA and the Mesoamerica Project.
In what respects to the malaria foci management, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) presented the final version of the country stratification methodology, characterization and micro-planning of the malaria foci. The workshop emphasized the planning dynamics for the internal treatment of the focus, the expected products, the roles of the partners, as well as the collaborations that may take place at the Ministries of Health for its implementation. During the meeting it was concluded that it is feasible that on June 30, 2019, all foci in the countries involved in RMEI will be micro-planned.