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Rolling Malaria Indicator Surveys (rMIS): a potential district-level malaria monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool for programme managers

Roca-Feltrer, Arantxa, Lalloo, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7680-2200, Phiri, Kamija and Terlouw, Anja (2012) 'Rolling Malaria Indicator Surveys (rMIS): a potential district-level malaria monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tool for programme managers'. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 86, Issue 1, pp. 96-98.

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Abstract

Novel malaria monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools are urgently needed to complement the current ‘gold standard’ Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS). Rapid up-scaling of malaria control efforts is resulting in substantial reductions in malaria burden across sub-Saharan Africa. As transmission goes down, timely, accurate, sub-national and district level burden estimates are needed to guide increasingly targeted control efforts in remaining hotspot areas. To test a novel district level M&E tool, we have conducted a continuous (‘rolling’) MIS (rMIS) since May 2010 covering 50 villages in Chikhwawa district in southern Malawi, essentially adapting an existing cross-sectional evaluation tool into a continuous monitoring tool. Here, we report on our experience after completing the first full year of monthly data collection focusing on the methods, operational aspects and estimated costs of rMIS in a programmatic setting. The potential applicability of this promising M&E approach for district level program managers and control efforts is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Dianne J Terlouw known as Anja Terlouw
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 525 General works
WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 710 Diseases of geographic areas
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 765 Prevention and control
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0397
Depositing User: Helen Wong
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:04
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/2386

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