Three organisations have collaborated and launched a research study to assess and review the efficiency of the Test, Treat the Track (T3) Malaria Policy in Ghana.
The partners are the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, Kintampo Health Research Centre and the Anglican Diocesan Development Relief Organization.
With support from Coffy International, the study seeks to encourage a better Malaria Control Programme, which allows people to get the right intervention, at the right time and in the right place.
Mr Peter Meyers of Coffy International, at the launch of the Research study, in Accra on Thursday, said his organisation was hopeful to facilitate a partner-led learning.
In 2012, the World Health Organization launched a new initiative called T3, Test, Treat and Track as a framework for Malaria Control and elimination.
Ghana adopted the T3 initiative in 2013, and developed guidelines for implementing the policy.
Mr Meyers said the policy sought to promote a shift from fever invariably equated with Malaria to the testing of every suspected case before treatment.
"Seven years after the launch of the T3 policy, it is necessary to assess and review the efficiency of the policy in facilities".
The study would help fill evidence gaps and implementation of the T3 policy, facilitate discussions about evidence and advocate for investment in Malaria Control and Management.
The study will be conducted in the Nzema East Municipality and Mpohor District, Kintampo North Municipality and Kintampo South District in the and Mamprusi and Jirapa Municipalities.
Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarpei of the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, in a presentation on the Introduction to the T3 study approach said, it would contribute to building the capacities of different key health Stakeholders to improve efficiency.
He said they would work with a joint assessment team of health directorate personnel, local government at the District Assembly level and community members to collect data, using mobile phones or tablets.