The National Technical Working Group for Malaria (TWG) purpose is to provide coordination, oversight, technical advice and technical approval primarily to the National Department of Health, and for the Global Fund Malaria grants, but also for any other development partner funding, additional grants or pilots directly related to the health service delivery components of the National Malaria Control Program.
The TWG will ensure that all approved programs and work plans are inline with the National Malaria Control Program Strategic Plan, the National Health Plan 2011-2020, the National Treatment Guidelines and other relevant policies, and standards.
The TWG will ensure that planning for requests for funding should be underpinned by a wide consultation process involving all existing and potential stakeholders and constituencies and should be representative of all sectors of society, including government, NGOs, civil society, multilateral and bilateral agencies, and the private sector.
The National Malaria TWG will draw together the broad technical input related to overall Malaria programming. There is scope for additional sub-technical working groups as needs arise. For example the sub-group which exists for Home Management of Malaria. These working groups will provide feedback and input to the TWG, and will have open membership in order to allow for the maximum involvement of all parties able and willing to contribute to each of the relevant programmatic areas. The NDOH is responsible for the preparation of draft Terms of Reference (TORs) for working groups to review and update the strategic parameters and work plans for each component under the programme. The TOR for the sub-groups is subject to approval through the NDOH and the Malaria TWG.
Oversight, coordination and final approval of the funding requests which includes the final structure and content of each of the programme component developed with the input from the TWG will be the responsibility of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) in the case of GFATM grants, and the Disease Control Committee of the NDOH for other funding.