Sourcing and Buying Malaria Commodities
A range of commodities is required for comprehensive malaria control programmes. These may include insecticides; application equipment; insecticide treated nets as well as diagnostic and treatment commodities.
It is essential that high quality commodities are procured, and that reliable suppliers are identified to avoid the potential for delays in delivery and potential stock-outs of essential items.
There is a range of advice available for those looking to source reliable and quality malaria commodities, which can be accessed here. The most comprehensive source of advice for most products is Roll Back Malaria’s Commodities Access page. This includes details of recommended commodities along with details of approved suppliers around the world and their contact details. Links to these pages, as well as other potentially useful links are also included below.
- RBM Commodities access: Procurement of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets
- RBM Commodities access: Procurement of insecticides and equipment for Indoor Residual Spraying
- List of WHO recommended Long Lasting Insecticidal mosquito nets
- List of WHO recommended insecticides for indoor residual spraying
- List of WHO recommended larvicides
- Guidelines for procuring public health pesticides
- Equipment for vector control: specification guidelines
- Purchasing and using RDTs: Clear step-by-step guidance from leading international agencies
- Global Fund Ten Quick Facts on procuring malaria RDTs
- WHO Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme
- WHO list of prequalified diagnostic products
- WHO Malaria RDT Evaluation Programme
- Good practices for selecting and procuring rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
- RBM Commodities access: Procurement of ACTs
- List of pre-qualified malaria drugs (suppliers whose ACT drugs have been found to be, in principal, of acceptable quality for approved procurement).
Examples of successful industry malaria control programmes
Sources of technical support and advice