Evaluation of the integrated disease surveillance and response system for infectious diseases control in northern Ghana

The objective of this study was to evaluate the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system in northern Ghana. The DHIMS2 has improved the availability of IDSR reports, but the quality of data reported is not sufficient. Particularly the inconsistencies between weekly and monthly data need to be addressed. Moreover, support for and communication within the IDSR system is inadequate and calls for attention.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: BMC Public Health
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/evaluation-of-the-integrated-disease-surveillance-and-response-system-for-infectious-diseases-control-in-northern-ghana/

Factors Likely to Affect Community Acceptance of a Malaria Vaccine in Two Districts of Ghana: A Qualitative Study

As part of the effort to inform local and national decision-making in preparation for possible malaria vaccine introduction, this qualitative study explored community-level factors that could affect vaccine acceptance in Ghana and provides recommendations for a health communications strategy.

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Publication date: October 2014
Source: PLOS One
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/factors-likely-to-affect-community-acceptance-of-a-malaria-vaccine-in-two-districts-of-ghana-a-qualitative-study/

The economic costs of malaria in children in three sub-Saharan countries: Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya

A study estimating the economic costs of malaria in children in Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya, aiming to provide data that will assist policymakers when designing and planning future intervention strategies.

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Publication date: September 2013
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-economic-costs-of-malaria-in-children-in-three-sub-saharan-countries-ghana-tanzania-and-kenya/

Video: Community engagement is key to malaria prevention

A video describing how how AIRS is using community meetings, radio, well-child visits and door-to-door canvassing to teach community members in Ghana about the President’s Malaria Initiative-funded indoor residual spraying campaign and how it prevents malaria.

Publication date: September 2013
Source: Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Program
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/video-community-engagement-is-key-to-malaria-prevention/