Collecting Data on Malaria in National Surveys

Source
Demographic and Health Surveys
Date of Publication
2014

This manual is Module #7 of the DHS Curriculum Facilitators Guide. The DHS Curriculum Facilitator’s Guide is a comprehensive package of ready-made training materials about understanding and using Demographic and Health Survey reports.  The module is intended to be a 3 hour training activity, and it offers the following instruction: 

  1. Explains indicators for malaria
  2. Describes how the DHS estimates malaria prevalence
  3. Discusses DHS results on malaria from six countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

By the end of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss malaria epidemiology in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Describe DHS surveys and how The DHS Program estimates malaria and anemia prevalence
  • Discuss the type of data and indicators The DHS Program collects
  • Explain how to correctly interpret trends in malaria prevalence
  • Discuss the latest DHS malaria indicators in six countries
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