Determining the optimal allocation of funding across malaria prevention and control programs to achieve maximum impact.

In 2015 an estimated 214 million cases of malaria occurred globally, killing about 438,000 people, mostly children aged under 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa.

Substantial reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality can be made by optimal targeting of investments to the right malaria interventions in the right areas.

Optima Malaria is a quantitative tool that can provide practical advice to governments to assist with the allocation of current or projected budgets across malaria control programs. The model contains a geospatial component to determine funding allocations that minimize disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) at both the national and regional levels.