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surveillance data

A global assessment of surveillance methods for dominant malaria vectors

August 4, 2021 - 12:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
van de Straat B, Russell TL, Staunton KM, Sinka ME, Burkot TR
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2021 Jul 28;11(1):15337

The epidemiology of human malaria differs considerably between and within geographic regions due, in part, to variability in mosquito species behaviours. Recently, the WHO emphasised stratifying interventions using local surveillance data to reduce malaria.

Effectiveness of in-service training plus the collaborative improvement strategy on the quality of routine malaria surveillance data: results of a pilot study in Kayunga District, Uganda

June 30, 2021 - 12:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nelli Westercamp, Sarah G. Staedke, Alexander K. Rowe, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:290, 29 June 2021

Surveillance data are essential for malaria control, but quality is often poor. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the novel combination of training plus an innovative quality improvement method—collaborative improvement (CI)—on the quality of malaria surveillance data in Uganda.

A five-year trend analysis of malaria surveillance data in selected zones of Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia

July 30, 2020 - 13:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lankir D, Solomon S, Gize A
Reference: 
BMC Public Health. 2020 Jul 28; 20(1):1175

Trend analysis of malaria surveillance data is essential to inform stakeholders on progress towards malaria control. From the total 387,096 cases of malaria reported in Amhara region in 2017, 167,079 (43.2%) cases were in Central, North and West Gondar zones. From this total figure of zones, 15,445 (9.2%) were ≤ 5 years which contributes 4% of cases in the region. So, the purpose of this study was to analyze trends of malaria parasite in Selected Zones of Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia.

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