Malaria Routine Data Quality Assessment Tool: User Manual


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2020


MEASURE Evaluation. (2020). Malaria Routine Data Quality Assessment Tool: User Manual. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina
Malaria Routine Data Quality Assessment Tool: User Manual Abstract:

In 2020, the United States Agency for International Development- and U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative-funded MEASURE Evaluation project developed the Malaria Routine Data Quality Assessment (MRDQA) Tool: A Checklist to Assess the Quality of Malaria Program Data, for use by malaria programs (MEASURE Evaluation, 2020; https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/
publications/tl-20-85/
).

The MRDQA tool is a checklist that supports a targeted, rapid data-quality assessment focused on malaria data for use in routine data quality monitoring as part of regular supervision efforts. The tool aims to standardize and facilitate the routine assessment of malaria data quality by a district team during supportive supervision visits at health facilities. The tool can also be used by central and regional staff jointly with district teams to assist in data quality efforts.

This manual describes the purpose and structure of the MRDQA tool and offers considerations for personnel and logistics, sampling considerations, details on preparing for fieldwork, and step-by-step instructions for using the tool. The MRDQA tool provides even more detail on use of the tool in the Instructions tab.