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Zambia: Disparities between Reported Confirmed Malaria Cases and ACT Uptake in Selected Districts


The Zambian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health, through the National Malaria Control Program, are working to ensure high-quality, safe, and efficacious malaria control prevention and treatment services in Zambia.

The malaria disease burden and the resulting mortality can be reduced by ensuring an uninterrupted supply of malaria commodities and by strengthening systems for commodity management and malaria case management practices. Providing malaria commodities—artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTs) and others—depends on the quality of information reported to the central level about issued commodities during a specified time.

ACTs dispensed should be the same as the confirmed malaria case data captured in the health management information system. However, a desk review analysis showed that between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013, ACT issues were much higher than the reported malaria cases in various districts across the country. This report investigates that discrepancy. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2015.

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