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Operational Coverage and Timeliness of Reactive Case Detection for Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar, Tanzania

November 27, 2019 - 16:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tina van der Horst, Abdul-wahid Al-mafazy, Bakar Shariff Fakih, Logan Stuck, Abdullah Ali, Joshua Yukich and Manuel W. Hetzel
Reference: 
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 00(0), 2019, pp. 1–9

Since 2012, the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program has been implementing reactive case detection (RACD). Health facility (HF) staff send individual malaria case notifications by using mobile phones, triggering a review of HF records and malaria testing and treatment at the household level by a district malaria surveillance officer. We assessed the completeness and timeliness of this system, from case notification to household-level response. We reviewed two years (2015–2016) of primary register information in 40 randomly selected HFs on Zanzibar’s two islands Unguja and Pemba and database records of case notifications from all registered HFs for the period 2013–16.

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