Ministry of Health Tanzania
Frank Chacky is a monitoring and evaluation specialist working with the Ministry of Health as part of the National Malaria Control Programme in Tanzania. He holds a master’s degree in health monitoring and evaluation from Jimma University, Ethiopia. During the past 16 years, he has worked at the Ministry of Health, building expertise in evaluating malaria control interventions, project planning, data management, the development of monitoring tools, managing research teams, performing routine data quality checks and disseminating findings. He has built strong collaborations and networks with implementing partners, stakeholders and researchers at different institutions, disease programmes and universities, both locally and internationally.
He is the principal investigator of the ongoing biennial School Malaria Parasitological Surveys (SMPS) that have been conducted countrywide among school-aged children since 2014, covering all regions and councils of mainland Tanzania with a sample size of over 65,000 per survey round. He is also a co-PI on various ongoing malaria studies and a focal point for malaria research at the programme.