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Paper Title: Adherence to test, treat and track policy for malaria control as reported in DHIMS2 by a rural district in Ghana: a five-year retrospective data review
Authors Name: Richmond B. Nsiah , Solomon Anum-Doku , Richard Avagu , Dominic Nyarko, Justice A. Boahen, Sabina Appiah , Naomi Aba Aggrey, Gbiel L. Ngmenlanaa
Unique Id: IJSDR2202026
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 2, February-2022
Abstract: Background: The WHO in 2012 recommended the T3 (Test, Treat and Track) policy in endemic countries to aid in achieving universal coverage with diagnostic testing, antimalarial treatment and malaria surveillance systems strengthening. This study, therefore, analyzed reported malaria data in the DHIMS2 database to assess the adherence of the test, treat and track strategy in a rural district. Method: This was a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive analysis of reported OPD malaria secondary data from January 2016 to December 2020 to evaluate adherence to T3 policy in the Offinso North district. Reported DHIMS2 data by eight health facilities were extracted and analyzed to ascertain the test and treat component whilst an observational checklist was used to assess the track component of the policy. The analysis outcomes were presented on frequency tables and a chart. Findings: The overall testing rates for all ages, children under five years and pregnant women were 79.1%, 79.7% and 97.1% respectively. Presumptuous treatment among children under five years and pregnant women were 29.5% and 6.2% respectively. Over 11% of clients were prescribed antimalarial though malaria test results proved they were negative. There was no documented evidence of malaria surveillance, though malaria data were duly reported in DHIMS2. Conclusion: Adherence to the test policy was consistently encouraging especially among children under five years and pregnant women. The facilities compliance with the treatment policy was low with poor tracking malaria surveillance system.
Keywords: Malaria, Test, Treat, Track, Adherence to T3, Antimalarial, DHIMS2, Offinso North, Secondary data
Cite Article: "Adherence to test, treat and track policy for malaria control as reported in DHIMS2 by a rural district in Ghana: a five-year retrospective data review", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.7, Issue 2, page no.157 - 163, February-2022, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2202026.pdf
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Publication Details: Published Paper ID: IJSDR2202026
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Published In: Volume 7 Issue 2, February-2022
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