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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that both large-scale mass distribution campaigns and continuous distribution be part of a multi-channel strategy to achieve and maintain universal access to insecticide-treated nets (ITN). Continuous distribution channels include routine ITN delivery at antenatal clinics and immunization visits (Expanded Program on Immunization), schools, community-based programs, and retail sales, including social marketing.
To support continuous distribution planning and implementation, the VectorWorks Project, with funding from the President’s Malaria Initiative, has developed a comprehensive online CD toolkit. This toolkit contains current best practices and tools for planners and managers of continuous ITN distribution programs for developing timelines and budgets, quantifying ITN needs, and planning logistics, trainings, distribution, supervision, and monitoring, all in an easy-to-use format.
In addition to guiding the user through the steps to implement continuous distribution, the toolkit provides background information on continuous distribution, step-by-step guidance to selecting a platform for distribution, and a large collection of ever-growing resources on continuous distribution. Sample strategies, implementation guidelines, planning checklists, timelines, transport and storage plans, microplanning sheets, registers, and SBCC materials are just some of the many tools available.
Do you have feedback on the toolkit? To share your thoughts, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/Hp6yfT/.