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Preparing country for elimination—Experience from Kenya

Introductory presentation: Preparing country for elimination—Experience from Kenya
Jane Githuku, PMM/ICF, Kenya, and Joy Gakenia Murangiri, National Malaria Program, Kenya
Talking on the topic “Preparing country for elimination,” Jane presented the Kenya’s experience,
elaborating on the five steps taken to set up structures for malaria elimination in the country:
• Step 1 (Strategy): Include elimination objective in the Kenya Malaria Strategy (2019-2023).
• Step 2 (County selection): Select counties for subnational malaria elimination.
• Step 3 (Implementation pathway): Outline key steps and activities required to establish
systems for malaria elimination.
• Step 4 (Advocacy): Engage stakeholders, mobilize resources for malaria elimination.
• Step 5 (Readiness assessment): Assess operational and technical gaps in counties targeted for
malaria elimination.