Selection: Surveillance of
Eritrea: Improving Malaria
support activities for strengthening data collection, analysis, mapping,
operational research and vector control, provided in collaboration with
the World Bank, are contributing to the government�s integrated approach
to malaria prevention and control.
Malawi: Improving Surveillance of
activities were carried out to develop data management, analysis, and
mapping capabilities in the Community Health Services Unit of the Ministry
of Health, which has responsibility for the national malaria control
Using Geographic Information Systems to Improve Surveillance of Infectious
A project aimed at
developing capabilities in data management, analysis, and mapping within
the Department of Health Services in the Ministry of Health has focused
so far on training personnel in basic surveillance techniques, gathering
and organizing data, defining data collection protocols and database
structures, and investigating patterns of malaria occurrence in the
capital city, Maputo.
Nepal: Strengthening the
Vector-Borne Disease Research and Training Center
advisor is coordinating a range of activities to increase the surveillance
capacity of the Vector-Borne Disease Research and Training Center in
Hetauda and to enable it to play a leading role in conducting surveillance
and planning interventions for malaria, kala azar, and Japanese
encephalitis � not just in Nepal but also in the South Asia region.
Planning, Research, and Outreach
for Surveillance Activities
developing approaches for cross-sectoral surveillance (i.e., the
integrated analysis of environmental, epidemiological, demographic, and
other data to improve programs for the prevention of malaria and other
environmentally related diseases); activities include establishment of a
technical working group, preparation of a concept paper, development of
partnerships with other organizations, and sharing of lessons learned.