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Regional and Council Authorities

The regional and local government authorities are responsible for overseeing and implementing the malaria strategies in the communities and districts, together with implementing partners. Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) are responsible for monitoring the implementation of policy guidelines in the districts they supervise. The Council Health Management Team (CHMT) is responsible for council health services, including dispensaries, health centres and hospitals. The CHMT follows guidelines for planning and management of district health issued jointly by MOHSW and PORALG.

The District Medical Officer (DMO) heads the CHMT as in charge of all Council Health Services and is accountable to the Regional Medical Officer (RMO). The RMO heads the RHMT and reports directly to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on issues related to medical management and PMO-RALG through the Regional Administration Secretary (RAS) on issues related to health administration and management.  CHMTS are responsible for developing annual Comprehensive Councils Health Plans (CCHPs) in line with MoHSW guidelines.

The day-to-day implementation of the regional and district malaria interventions are coordinated by the Regional and District Malaria and IMCI focal persons, who are members of the RHMTs and CHMTs, respectively. NMCP maintains a technical link to the districts and regions through the RMIFPs and the DMIFPs to align to the implementation process. The regions and districts employ other health professionals who have been trained by NMCP and partners on specific subjects (e.g. malaria diagnosis and treatment, malaria in pregnancy, IRS, LLIN delivery, etc.).