Publication layout and design
Data visualisation and infographics
Malaria is a major global health problem, with the African Region being the most severely impacted. In this Region, efforts have been made to align National Malaria Strategic Plans (NMSPs) with the framework of the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030. The vision of this programme is “a world free of malaria”.
To guide the development of National Malaria Strategic Plans, and the collection and management of data around malaria in the African Region.
We worked with the WHO to create technical user manuals that support and guide healthcare practitioners in effectively developing and reviewing these NMSPs. The manuals also provide step-by-step guidelines for carrying out several tasks that ensure the collection of high quality malaria data from healthcare facilities and communities in the region. These manuals are now integral to the malaria programme activities undertaken by member states within the African Region. Our deliverables included an annotated toolkit consisting of six technical manuals, each16 to38 pages in length, with graphics and illustrations, annotated checklists, outlines for writing reports and assessment forms.
Toolkit of manuals
We were provided with the text and checklists for five user manuals with text, tables and checklists. As a first step, we worked closely with the client to develop a look and feel for the toolkit, which involved laying out some of the provided text, creating some preliminary graphics, checklists and forms. We used a common theme across all the manuals to unite them in a single toolkit, but gave each manual its own colour to allow users to distinguish between them.
Most manuals included several tables, annotated checklists, guidelines, forms and outlines to assist users in carrying out surveys, field visits and reviews, and to write follow-up reports.