Malaria surveillance illustration

Transforming surveillance into a core intervention is one of the pillars of the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030. WHO therefore urges endemic countries and those that have achieved elimination to strengthen their disease surveillance, health information and vital registration systems. The data generated is essential to measure the malaria burden and support effective health interventions. In March 2018, WHO released a reference manual on malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation that provides guidance on global surveillance standards and guides countries in their efforts to strengthen surveillance systems and use their own data to make evidence-informed decisions.

Overview of malaria surveillance

Malaria surveillance is the continuous and systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of malaria-specific data, and the use of that data in the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health practice.

Surveillance support tools

Data standards, tools and curricula materials have been developed to strengthen and monitor national routine surveillance systems and to support use of data for decision-making in all transmission settings.

Advisory committees on surveillance, monitoring and evaluation

A standing Technical Expert Group (TEG) and two time-limited Evidence Review Groups (ERG) have been convened to review the latest evidence and provide guidance and recommendations on malaria surveillance.

Key resources

World malaria report mobile app

The content of the World malaria report is available through a mobile application.

Public health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This database provides an inventory of public health facilities in 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

World malaria report 2019

This report contains the latest available data on malaria policies, interventions and trends in all endemic countries.

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