Operational research to increase the effectiveness of the malaria surveillance and response system in Zanzibar
The objectives of this project are:
- To determine the effective coverage of the surveillance-response system (MEEDS & MCN) in place in Zanzibar in terms of the proportion of the intended target population actually covered by the intervention. What are the demographic and behavioural characteristics of the missed population?
- To evaluate the surveillance-response system in Zanzibar and identify modifications to the system which could improve performance especially as regards to the probability of infection detection. What proportion of the target population of people infected with parasites is identified by the system? What changes to the current system could increase population coverage and infection coverage?
- To estimate the cost and cost-effectiveness of the surveillance-response system approach utilized in Zanzibar as well as the marginal cost of adding additional households.