Misganu Endriyas

Quality of some malaria services in the Sidama Region in Ethiopia 

Optimal services and intensified surveillance should be provided to achieve malaria prevention and control goals. Because of the complex nature of malaria epidemiology, WHO recommends combined malaria prevention and control strategies. Some control tools are early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) utilisation. We need more information about the quality of malaria services. Thus, this study aims to investigate the quality of malaria services, emphasising early diagnosis, prompt treatment and long-lasting insecticide-treated net utilisation.

Design and data collection methods: The study will be conducted in Sidama, Southern Ethiopia. Community- and facility-based cross-sectional studies will be done. Availability of resources, quality of microscopic examination and adherence to antimalarial drugs will be investigated in selected health facilities. LLIN ownership and utilisation will be determined using data from a malaria prevalence study.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To map the availability of resources to detect and manage malaria cases
  2. To measure the utilisation of LLINs
  3. To assess the quality of malaria microscopic diagnosis
  4. To investigate patient adherence to anti-malaria drugs

Peer-reviewed publications

Conference presentations

2023 Annual Meeting American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

2023 Senuph Annual Scientific Conference