Malaria Technical Reference Materials

The Technical Reference Materials (TRMs), a product of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of Health, Infectious Disease, and Nutrition (USAID/GH/HIDN), are a series of guides to help program planners and implementers consider the many elements in a particular technical area of the Child Survival and Health Grants Program (CSHGP). These guides are not an official policy for practice; rather, they are basic everyday summaries to be used as field reference documents. They may also be downloaded from MCHIP.

The TRMs are organized in modules that correspond to the primary interventions and key strategies that are central to CSHGP. Each module covers the essential elements that need to be considered during implementation, resources for NGOs and others implementing community-oriented programs to consult when planning interventions, and examples of tools most commonly used among CSHGP grantees to collect baseline population-level data.

The TRM modules cover the following topics:

Technical Interventions


Cross-cutting Strategies



Technical specialists in the USAID Collaborating Agency (CA) community, CORE Group Working Groups, USAID technical staff, and community-oriented practitioners all contribute to updating the TRMs on an ongoing basis. The revision date for each TRM module is at the bottom of each page. The modules are living documents, and we depend on readers to tell us of the usefulness of the information, the need for additions or amendments, and general comments. We ask that users of these documents tell us of their usefulness and let us know information that should be amended or changed, additions and subtractions, and general comments. This will help us keep the modules alive and responsive to your needs. Please share comments with MCHIP at

MCHIP is grateful for the many contributions and reviews by staff in the Offices of the Bureau of Global Health and many collaborating agencies, CORE Group working groups, and private voluntary organization (PVO) and nongovernmental organization (NGO) partners that use these guides and provide valuable insight on how to improve them. USAID contributors to this TRM include Larry Barat, Misun Choi, Katherine Farnsworth, Christen Fornadel, Megan Fotheringham, George Greer, Kevin Griffith, and Pascal Zinzindohoue. Other contributors include Claire Boswell, Independent; Bill Brieger, MCHIP; Nene Diallo, Africare, CORE’s Malaria Working Group; Hannah Koenker, CCP; Bob Lennox, MSH, CORE’s Malaria Working Group; Chris Mfornyam, Africare, CORE’s Malaria Working Group; Vincent Olughor, Independent, CORE’s Malaria Working Group; Michel Pacqué, PATH; Debra Prosnitz, MCHIP; Serge Raharison, MCHIP; Elaine Roman, MCHIP; Suzanne Van Hulle, Catholic Relief Services, CORE’s Malaria Working Group; and Jennifer Yourkavitch, MCHIP.

Toolkit last updated: July 28, 2014