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.
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.
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.
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
CDR, C (2021). Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana
Coalition, CDR. "Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 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 14 Apr. 2021.
Coalition, CDR. "Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana >.
Coalition, CDR. "Evaluating The Quality Of Lymphatic Filariasis Surveillance Data Reported In Selected Communities In Western Region Of Ghana" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 14, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/evaluating-the-quality-of-lymphatic-filariasis-surveillance-data-reported-in-selected-communities-in-western-region-of-ghana