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Mapping routine malaria incidence at village level for targeted control in Papua New Guinea

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Daniela and Maraga, Seri and Jamea-Maiasa, Sharon and Tandrapah, Anthony and Makita, Leo and Siba, Peter M. and Mueller, Ivo and Pulford, Justin and Hetzel, Manuel. (2019) Mapping routine malaria incidence at village level for targeted control in Papua New Guinea. Geospatial Health, 14 (2). pp. 357-360.

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Abstract

Malaria surveillance and response-systems are essential for identifying the areas most affected by malaria and for targeting interventions and optimising resources. This study aimed to assess whether the visualisation of routinely collected health facility data linked to village of residence provides evidence for targeting control interventions in four sentinel health facilities in Papua New Guinea. A video format was used to visualise the dynamics in case incidence over time and space alongside photographs illustrating the context of the data collection in the study sites. Incidence changes overtime were illustrated in animated maps. Despite limitations, this approach appeared useful in sites with very few remaining cases or with increasingly marked heterogeneity. Villages that could benefit from targeted interventions or investigations were identified.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Effectiveness and Impact (Hetzel)
UniBasel Contributors:Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Daniela and Hetzel, Manuel W.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:PAGEPress
ISSN:1827-1987
e-ISSN:1970-7096
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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