Fondation Pierre Fabre

Collecting malaria cases from private sector to understand the full landscape of malaria epidemiology in Myanmar

Main beneficiary country:
Myanmar (Burma)

About the sponsor

Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium aims to improve lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programs that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health. Activities include designing and implementing cutting edge research, surveillance and monitoring and evaluation; selectively scaling up and delivering sustainable evidence-based health programs; and providing technical assistance and consulting services that shape and strengthen national and international health policies, strategies and systems and build local capacity.

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: Myanmar (Burma)

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The organisation has:

1
Full-Time Equivalent
3
Employees
0
Volunteer
1
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Malaria/paludism

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 08/01/2018

Financing

Financing method

  • NGO

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies

About the initiative

Myanmar has been targeting an ambitious objective to eliminate malaria by 2030. The country and malaria partners invest their efforts on strengthening malaria control and elimination activities. The gap of data inclusion from private sector such as general practitioners and polyclinics to the national figure for malaria in Myanmar, results in an incomplete landscape of malaria epidemiology and interferes with malaria elimination plan.

The initiative has been piloted to be interconnected with the national malaria surveillance system as a module of data collection targeted for general practitioners, polyclinics and other malaria service providers. This mobile tool contributes to a dynamic data collection from different sources supporting the National Malaria Surveillance system. And also, using an open-source data collection platform (Open Data Kit) will enable the national programme to sustain the tool where there are few resources available.

The Malaria Case mRegister for General Practitioners is designed to capture malaria examined and confirmed cases from the general practitioners (as the part of private sector). Collecting malaria cases from private sector is a step forward to see the full landscape of malaria epidemiology in the country. This application, for collecting the necessary patient information, is built in a user-friendly platform using ODK Collect in Android devices.

Field report of the initiative

Fields of application:

Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

347 Number of beneficiaries since launch

19 Number of users per Day

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Technologies used

  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

Yes

Open Data

No

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar

Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Partners

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