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Who are the partners?
In the structure of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) is under the Directorate of Preventive services. NMCP is the custodian of all malaria prevention and control activities in the country.
The NMCP will be the owner and main users of the 'SMS for Life' solution and will coordinate all project activities in the country, including planning, implementation & evaluation of the project. The NMCP shall also make sure that all the districts selected are fully engaged in the process.
Vodafone will support the design, development and the implementation of the technical solution for the Tanzanian Pilot in 155 health facilities until its completion in February 2010.
IBM supports the overall management of the project and the provision of an on-line collaboration tool, "Lotus Live". The tool allows all the project partners to coordinate their inputs.
Novartis drives the overall initiative and has taken the lead in defining the solution, sourcing the partners, establishing a steering committee, liasing with the Ministry of Health in Tanzania and RBM Partnership Secretariat and providing all the resources and funding necessary to complete the pilot in Tanzania.
RBM Partnership Secretariat facilitates oversight, including the work of the steering committee and leads advocacy activities. It helps provide ongoing guidance throughout the project, placing it in the broader context of RBM's activities.