(2013; 25 pages)
Flores, W. 2013. Rapid Assessment of Malaria Control Performance in Belize Using an Adequacy Design: Final Report. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
This study evaluates whether malaria control strategies are implemented in a technically correct manner and with the necessary resources and required quality. The following malaria control strategies were evaluated: (a) indoor residual spraying, (b) insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs), (c) timely diagnosis, and (d) treatment of malaria cases.
In the three malaria control strategies assessed, Belize scored adequate implementation in timely diagnosis, intermediate implementation in residual household spraying, and deficient in treatment of cases. These scores differ from those of other countries in the region. Most countries that have been assessed scored deficient for household spraying and intermediate for timely diagnosis, Belize scored intermediate and adequate, respectively. However, most other countries scored adequate or intermediate in case treatment, whereas this is the weakest intervention in Belize.