27 Sep 2018

LINK symposium

Final LINK symposium

LINK held a symposium on 27 September at The Royal Society for the end of the project: Data for targeted malaria control interventions - are we there yet?

The event was live-streamed and is available to watch on YouTube.

The event was well-attended with a variety of participants from several countries including NMCPs,  colleagues from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, evaluation focal points, universities, other research institutions, NGOs and DFID.  

The agenda summarises the event. There was a question and answer session and  panel discussion at the end that discussed what lessons could be learned from LINK and the future for data for decision-making in health systems. 



Welcome and opening

David Schellenberg

WHO Global Malaria Programme

LINK Programme – Better decisions for malaria control

Carrie Lynch


Mapping and targeting – help and hindrance of mapping

Emelda Okiro

KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Challenges to using evidence to target interventions. LINK evaluation results

Jayne Webster


Processes used in decision-making NMCP Uganda - prioritisation, rationalisation and targeting

Dr Damian Rutazaana

National Malaria Control Programme, Uganda

Targeting/stratifying/prioritising interventions – other perspectives

Kate Kolaczinski,

Global Fund

Targeting interventions –Health Technology Assessments in the context of malaria control

Francis Ruiz

Imperial College

Political Economy of using data for decision-making in malaria control

Justin Parkhurst

London School of Economics

Panel Discussion: Moving forward, towards improving decisions for malaria control at national levels


Ritha Njau

WHO Tanzania