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proposed question- source of nets [message #1582] Fri, 14 March 2014 17:03 Go to previous message
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Source of Nets question[ 7 votes ]
1. Vote yes to add question 6 / 86%
2. Vote "delete #132" to delete dipping question 0 / 0%
3. Vote "delete #133" to delete when retreated question 1 / 14%

1. What is the information needed? The source from which the mosquito nets currently in the house were obtained by the household.
2. What questions will elicit this information?
Please see the following proposed question and format. These questions have been used by Dr. Albert Kilian in a series of surveys, including several in Nigeria under the NetWorks project.

New question below to follow existing question 130 (Observe or ask brand/type of net) in DHS. Asked for each net.

Where did you obtain this net?

Recent campaign 1
Mosque or church 3
Family or friends 4
Private clinic or pharmacy 5
Shop or supermarket 6
Market/Hawker 7
ANC visit 8
EPI visit 9
CHW 10
Primary school distribution 11
Other (Specify) 12
Don't Know 98

3. How will the resulting information be used?
Addition of this question would allow a) comparison of dominant delivery systems for ITNs across countries; b) evaluation of contribution of alternative delivery systems to overall coverage at the national level for individual countries and therefore more effective strategic planning and use of resources. Households obtain nets through mass campaigns, ANC and EPI distribution, through retail channels, and increasingly, through other continuous distribution channels such as school or community distribution, or from friends/family members. Currently it is not possible to evaluate the contribution of different sources of net and therefore delivery systems to overall coverage with ITNs.

4. What is the priority of suggested additions compared with what is already in the questionnaires?
We believe that existing questions # 132 and #133 referring to re-treatment of nets are no longer providing useful data for most countries/programs and thus should be deleted from the core module. Countries/programs still using retreatment kits can decide to keep the question if desired/useful to them.

5. Should the data be collected in all countries or only in selected types of countries?
These data will be valuable to all national malaria control programs and their donors, and thus should be included in the core malaria module.

Matt Lynch

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