Evaluation of the Malaria Surveillance System in Kaduna State, Nigeria 2016

Description: 

Malaria is a parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium falciparum. About 3.2 billion people worldwide are at risk of malaria. Children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to the disease. Sub- Saharan Africa carries a high share of the global malaria burden. Effective malaria surveillance system is essential in the control and elimination of malaria. Worldwide, there were an estimated 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 and 584,000 deaths. 

Objective

To describe the process of operation of the system and assess its key attributes, to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the surveillance system and make appropriate recommendations to stakeholders for its improvement. 

Original Publication Year: 
2016
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2016

June 11, 2017

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