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Nwankwo Lawrence

Ministry of Health, Ebonyi State, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Evaluation of Malaria Surveillance System in Ebonyi state, Nigeria, 2014
    Author(s): Agboeze Joseph, Nguku Patrick, Nwankwo Lawrence, Okeke Lilian and Ajumobi Olufemi

    Background: Nigeria accounts for 25% of the malaria disease burden in Sub- Saharan Africa. Responsive surveillance systems are critical for the success of malaria control and elimination. We evaluated the malaria surveillance system to describe the attributes and the process of operation. Methods: The evaluation was conducted using the “CDC’s Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance System. Results: Altogether, 385314 suspected cases were reported, out of which 305879 (79%) were laboratory confirmed. More cases of malaria were noted between April and September. Of the 535 public health facilites,456 (85%) health facilities had the harmonized Health Management Information System(HMIS) data capturing tools of which 351(77%) reported monthly aggregated data and 433(95%) met the.. Read More»

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