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Field guide for malaria epidemic assessment and reporting. Draft for Field Testing (archived)

April 2004

Publication details

Number of pages: 64
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English, French, Portuguese
WHO reference number: WHO/HTM/MAL/2004.1097



This small guide is written to help field health staff at district and provincial levels to identify malaria epidemics as early as possible after their emergence, and to gather the appropriate information that will help to guide the response, and monitor its effectiveness; it will also be useful for a “post-mortem assessment” and future planning. In the whole spectrum of malaria epidemics from forecasting, early warning systems, alerts, response and review, this guide belongs in the area from alert to review, but does not detail the response.