As the CHMI database and website continue to grow, we’re moving into a phase more focused on the analytics of health market innovations. We’ve heard feedback from our core audiences about their desire to know what it all means: what are we finding? What can the website tell us?
To meet these requests, we’re developing a series of “briefs” on key topics of interest to our stakeholders. We’re in the midst of writing our first CHMI brief on malaria, looking at the role of the private sector in malaria prevention and treatment, what the trends are, and what the opportunities and challenges are for the future. Research shows that the private sector clearly plays an important role in dealing with malaria, and there is immense opportunity to better harness the private sector to deliver faster, more effective care to millions of sick people, whether it’s through improving the supply chain to get bed nets to areas in need, like the [RapidSMS Program](http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/rapidsms-nigeria), increasing provision of ACT treatments for malaria, like the [Affordable Medicines Facility](http://healthmarketinnovations.org/program/affordable-medicines-facility...).
Our goal with the CHMI briefs is to synthesize the research on the private sector and combine it with the knowledge we have gained from the 44 completed profiles of programs in the CHMI database that deal with malaria. This will serve as a first glance at how the private sector can serve the poor better. Where is there room for more to be done? Delving deeper into the database of programs through topics of interest, we will provide you with incisive, quick looks at pressing issues.
Know of an innovative program dealing with malaria that you don’t see in the CHMI database? [Submit a suggestion](http://healthmarketinnovations.org/user/register)!
Keep watching the CHMI site for the Malaria Brief, coming soon!