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PSM Area - Monitoring & Evaluation, Policy
Tool name Rapid Assessment of the Burden of Malaria during Pregnancy: A Toolkit
Sub-categories Malaria
Latest update 2009
Version None
Developed by CDC
When to use This toolkit is a CD-ROM based resource designed to help countries obtain the information they need to assess the burden of malaria during pregnancy; develop a policy or program; assess program implementation; and evaluate impact.
Languages English
Level of use Central, District, Facility, Regional
Amount of training / ta required None
Inputs & Outputs Output: Use of the toolkit can provide information to advocate for policy change, for baseline data, to increase knowledge of issues regarding malaria during pregnancy, and to improve users’ ability to conduct operational research.
Advantages The Rapid Assessment Toolkit provides most of the materials needed to conduct a rapid assessment on a CD-ROM: •general guidance about planning and conducting a rapid assessment (including where to locate existing data) •sample assessment instruments, both quantitative and qualitative, which can and should be adapted to local circumstances •specific information about how to use each tool •guidance about the use of the information obtained Other resources—including relevant guidelines, sample PowerPoint presentations for training sessions, Word files of the instruments, and data analysis software (Epi Info)—are also on the CD-ROM.
Limitations Focuses on assessment in health facilities.
Availability The toolkit is being distributed to public health professionals working in malaria-endemic countries and non-governmental organizations working in the region. The CD-ROM can be ordered by sending an e-mail to the CDC.
Remarks For more information or to order the CD-ROM contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Submission date 2010-07-02
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