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Solomon Islands

Getting to zero: micro-foci of malaria in the Solomon Islands requires stratified control

June 9, 2021 - 07:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tanya L. Russell, Lynn Grignard, Alan Apairamo, Nathan Kama, Albino Bobogare, Chris Drakeley and Thomas R. Burkot
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:248, 5 June 2021

The Solomon Islands has made significant progress in the control of malaria through vector control, access and use of improved diagnostics and therapeutic drugs. As transmission is reduced there is a need to understand variations in transmission risk at the provincial and village levels to stratify control methods.

Evaluation of the malaria reporting system supported by the District Health Information System 2 in Solomon Islands

October 20, 2020 - 16:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kinley Wangdi, Haribondu Sarma, John Leaburi, Emma McBryde and Archie C. A. Clements
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:372, 17 October 2020

District Health Information Systems 2 (DHIS2) is used for supporting health information management in 67 countries, including Solomon Islands. However, there have been few published evaluations of the performance of DHIS2-enhanced disease reporting systems, in particular for monitoring infectious diseases such as malaria. The aim of this study was to evaluate DHIS2 supported malaria reporting in Solomon Islands and to develop recommendations for improving the system.

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