Improving Malaria Case Management through Accuracy and Completeness of Data
Facilities in three high malaria burden counties (Siaya, Busia and Kakamega) formed Work Improvement Teams (WITs) in October 2015 to improve malaria case management data quality and reporting. They reviewed their malaria source documents in comparison with the reported DHIS data and identified gaps. The WITs developed a number of changes to test, which included: data quality audits, data validation, continuing medical education (CME), and on-the-job training on proper documentation. Through these efforts, within 5 months, 50% of their reported data in DHIS was accurate. By May 2017, 95% of facilities in the three counties had complete and accurate malaria data in DHIS.