Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Introduction Lymphatic filariasis (LF), usually called elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease caused by thread –like parasitic worms called filarial worms (Wucheria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori). Wuchereria bancrofti is the most prevalent specie. It is transmitted by mosquitoes belonging to the genera Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, and Mansonia. Majority of infected people are asymptomatic, but 40% have kidney damage, with proteinuria and haematuria. LF is a public health problem in Africa, Asia, part of the Americas and Western Pacific. Worldwide it is estimated that about 1.3-billion people are at risk, with 120-million people worldwide infected, in 81 countries in the tropics and subtropics. One third of these people live in Africa. Method A cross sectional study involving review of data registers and interview of drug distributors, disease control officers and health information officers using the DQA tool was done. Data registers for service delivery points were obtained from district health office, for assessment. The assessment verified reported results in comparison with recounted values for 5 indicators. Sources of data for the 5 indicators were recounted to determine the percentages. Results The most accurately reported indicator was number or tablets received. The strongest functional area was indicator definition and reporting guidelines and data collection and reporting forms and tools. The best reporting performance was reliability and integrity. Conclusion There was under reporting and over reporting of indicators at service delivery points. Data management processes and M&E structure, functions and capabilities must be improved. Confidentiality and timeliness must also be improved

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YIRENKYI, E (2021). Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana

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YIRENKYI, ERIC "Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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YIRENKYI, ERIC . "Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana >.

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YIRENKYI, ERIC . "Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana