A project to develop and evaluate an adaptation of routine disease reporting to include malaria diagnoses by RDT result in Tanzania

A project to develop and evaluate an adaptation of routine disease reporting to include malaria diagnoses by RDT result in Tanzania

Objectives

The primary objective of this project was to assess the completeness and acceptability of recording and reporting malaria diagnoses by Paracheck™ rapid diagnostic test (RDT) results in basic health facilities through simple modifications to the existing Health Management and Information System (HMIS) booklets (Book number 5) in primary care clinics throughout Tanzania. These HMIS booklets are part of the normal reporting format but in some clinics, they have been replaced by the more detailed ‘Indent Book’.

Secondary objectives included the influence of RDTs and reporting their results on prescriber behaviour, and to identify health worker characteristics associated with good prescribing practices.

Funding source(s)

Partner(s)

Key facts

  • Funding amount
    $88,000
    Country
    • Tanzania, United Republic of

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Surveillance, Tools for elimination