MDAST was highlighted at a malaria research dissemination workshop and training held with key stakeholders at the National Institute for Medical Research headquarters in Dar es Salaam on December 4-5, 2014. Participants learned about and received hands-on training in the use of a modified tool incorporating Tanzania-specific parameters. The National Malaria Control Programme was well-represented, with other participants coming from Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, district-level offices, WHO, and research institutions.
Participants of the MDAST training
Zachary Brown explains about the MDAST interface and structure at a stakeholder workshop in Dar es Salaam on December 4, 2014. This presentation provides a good basic introduction to MDAST.
This extended demonstration led by Dr. Dohyeong Kim uses MDAST to examine alternative IRS strategies, and represents one of the exercises that MDAST stakeholders engaged in during the training session of the MDAST 2012 Workshops in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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This example briefly demonstrates the use of MDAST to look at alternative LLIN strategies, and represents one of the exercises that MDAST stakeholders engaged in during the training session of the MDAST 2012 Workshops in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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The MDAST Final Project Report is now available for download here: MDAST Final Report.
You can also access the file along with all previous annual reports in the “Reports” section of the website < http://sites.duke.edu/mdast/reports/ >.
MDAST is being highlighted at the 6th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference taking place from 6 – 11 October, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. Dr. Cliff Mutero will be presenting on MDAST at the conference and a poster entitled “Stakeholder Engagement and the Malaria Decision Analysis Support Tool (MDAST)” will be on display.
On June 14, team members presented and led a discussion on MDAST during a meeting for the AFRO II project in Nairobi. This was a valuable opportunity for dissemination and engagement of new stakeholders.
The MDAST Final Report is being finalized and will soon be made available online.
An updated version of the MDAST User Manual is now available online. It can be viewed and downloaded at <http://sites.duke.edu/mdast/manual/>. To follow along with the examples contained in the manual, be sure to download the MDAST example files available at < http://sites.duke.edu/mdast/model-download/> (password required at this point in time).
The MDAST Year 3 Annual Progress Report, along with all previous MDAST Annual Reports, is available for download in the “Reports” section of the website < http://sites.duke.edu/mdast/reports/ >.