Development of a standard protocol for estimating malaria disease burden in SEA region : Report of an informal consultation, New Delhi, India, 11-13 August 2010
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AbstractThere is a huge gap between the reported incidence of malaria cases and malaria-attributable deaths and the actual burden of the disease in the South- East Asia Region. The main reasons for this include deficiencies in malaria surveillance and case reporting as well as omission of relevant data from sectors which have no links with the national programme (e.g. private health sector). The estimation of burden of disease is essential for any programme for better planning and targeting the interventions to control and improve the disease condition. Therefore, there is a need to develop a rapid and practical method for estimation of malaria morbidity and mortality, which can be applied uniformly to all countries in the Region and provide good estimates comparable with results obtained from periodic surveys.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2011). Development of a standard protocol for estimating malaria disease burden in SEA region : Report of an informal consultation, New Delhi, India, 11-13 August 2010. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204970