Evaluation of malaria surveillance system in Ogun State, Nigeria: 2011 - 2015
Salimat Bola Sanni1,&, Adebobola Bashorun1, Aboyowa Edukugho2, Saheed Gidado2, Muhammad Balogun1, Patrick Nguku1
1Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Abuja, Nigeria, 2African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Nigeria
Salimat Bola Sanni, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
an estimated 3.2 billion people worldwide are at risk of having Malaria and sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden. Nigeria has 97% of her population at risk of Malaria and accounts for 32% of global Malaria deaths. Ogun State is endemic for Malaria with a prevalence of 62.7%. Effective Malaria Surveillance System is crucial to the control and elimination of Malaria. We evaluated the Malaria Surveillance System in Ogun State to describe its attributes.
we evaluated the system using the “Centers for Disease Control’s updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems, 2001”. We did a retrospective review of Malaria specific data in Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) case summary forms from 2011 to 2015. We conducted descriptive analysis of cases using Microsoft Excel. Six key stakeholders were interviewed and a semi-structured questionnaire was administered to the 40 surveillance officers (SOs) in the State.
thirty-seven (93%) of the SOs reported that changes in the data capture tools and case management have been accommodated. Case definitions were understood by 40 (100%) of the SOs. Thirty-five (88%) of the SOs reported that the system was simple. All the Stakeholders interviewed and 38 (95%) of the SOs reported that the system was acceptable. Data was essentially from public health facilities excluding those from tertiary and private health facilities and thus not representative. Thirty-five (88%) SOs reported that data quality was enhanced by quarterly supportive supervision. There was late reporting among 100 (20%) of the 477 health facilities. Only 60% of the health facilities reports were timely which is below the State’s 80% target.
malaria surveillance system in Ogun State is simple, flexible, and acceptable. The data from the system is not representative .We recommended involvement of the tertiary and private health facilities in the State to enhance representativeness and improve data quality.
Nigeria CDC/Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Scientific Conference (Abuja)
To create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works, NCDC/NFELTP organized the 2nd annual scientific conference with the theme "strengthening one health through field epidemiology training" at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from July 5-7, 2017. The objectives of the conference were to provide residents and graduates a forum to share findings from their field activities; provide training opportunity for trainees on scientific communication; provide an opportunity for epidemiological networking as well as create a forum to discuss pertinent public health issues. In attendance were dignitaries from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, WHO, Africa CDC, Ministries Departments and Agencies, University officials and other implementing partners. With the current rise in zoonotic diseases, the conference also featured a two-day pre-conference workshop on One Health which prioritized zoonotic infectious diseases in Nigeria using standardized prioritization methods. A second workshop focused on antimicrobial resistance. There were 38 oral presentations, 60 poster presentations and 2 plenary sessions. The presentations covered various sub-themes ranging from outbreak investigations, case management, health system strengthening, vaccine preventable diseases, communicable diseases and surveillance. The conference featured a National Night and climaxed with awards to outstanding presenters.
Dates: 05 Jul 17 - 07 Jul 17
Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel
Organizers: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control / Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme
Contact person: Dr Patrick Nguku (firstname.lastname@example.org)