Use of serology to validate health facility-based data for prioritizing IRS in the central highlands of Madagascar

Use of serology to validate health facility-based data for prioritizing IRS in the central highlands of Madagascar

Objectives

The primary objective of this protocol is to identify the simplest and most cost-effective methods for characterizing transmission intensity in Madagascar for the purposes of IRS stratification.

School-based malaria serology surveys will be used as a gold standard to validate the recently implemented approach of using health facility-based and routinely reported malaria incidence data to prioritize communes for focalized IRS, in addition to evaluating the performance of several additional potential measures of transmission intensity.

PI Institution(s)

Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding source(s)

Key facts

  • Dates
    May 2014 to Feb 2015
    Funding amount
    $280,000
    Country
    • Madagascar

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Economics, Entomology, Operational research
    Theme(s)
    Foci, Impact of interventions, Measurement of transmission