Effectiveness of Malaria Real Time Data in Decision Making for Targetable Interventions: A Case Study in Rufiji District.

Sayo, Protas Benedict (2022) Effectiveness of Malaria Real Time Data in Decision Making for Targetable Interventions: A Case Study in Rufiji District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Among factors which cause high malaria mortality rate in east Africa especially Tanzaniais the absence of accurate malaria real timely data for decision making.The main objective of this studywas to assess the effectiveness of malaria real time data in decision making for targetable interventions.Specifically, the study sought to identify health facilities with high malaria incidences, determine hamlets with high malaria incidences, assess health care service utilization, and assessing the challenges facing collection of accurate malaria real time data in Rufiji District Council.The study adopted a cross-sectional research design using mixed-method approaches. Three health facilities were sampled purposively due to monthly data reported. Key informants were chosen purposivelywhile positive clientswere chosen randomly. Data were analysed by using STATA for quantitative and NVIVO for qualitative. The study findings showedthat health facilities record high or low malaria incidences depend on costs and services. Hamlets with high malaria incidences were due to pooruse of mosquito’s bed nets and presence of mosquito’s breeding habitats. Challenges for timelydata were technology, training, and supportive supervision.The study concludes that, most of the respondents were coming from the areas with high malaria prevalence because of living near breeding habitats, and poor using of mosquito treated nets. Butreal time data support decision makingthrough getting reliable information. The study recommends the Ministry of Health to develop a policy which identify areas with high prevalence by using timely malaria reporting system. Keyword: Malaria RealTime Data, Decision making, effectiveness and health facilities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 07:33
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2023 07:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3718

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