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Theme Health
Code PH-VBD-1.5
MDG code MDG-6.8
Sub-theme Vector Borne Diseases (Malaria)
Name Proportion of children under 5 with fever treated with anti-malarial drugs (MDG 6.8)
Definition Percentage of children aged 0-59 months with fever in the two weeks prior to the survey who received any anti-malarial medicine.
Calculation/Formula The number of children aged 0-59 months with fever in the 2 weeks prior to the survey who received any anti-malarial medicine / The total number of children aged 0-59 months reported to have fever in the two weeks prior to the survey x100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 0-59 months
Limitations The indicator reports on receiving any anti-malarial medicine and includes anti-malarial medicines, such as chloroquine, that may be less effective due to widespread resistance and treatment failures
Purpose/Rationale Prompt treatment with effective antimalarial drugs for children with fever in malaria-risk areas is a key intervention to reduce mortality. Effective treatment for malaria is also identified by WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank as one of the four main interventions to reduce the burden of malaria.
Policy Linkages Vector borne disease control plans, national disaster management plans
Preferred Data Sources Malaria Indicator Surveys, Vector Borne Disease Control Unit
Alternative_Data Sources DHS, MICS
Census - HIES - DHS tag DHS
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Database - Health Information Management Systems (HIS)
Frequency of Data Collection Annual (aggregated over multiple years) if from administrative data/ Approx 5 years if from Survey sources
Other agencies countries_ must report to: Global Fund / UNICEF Global Database
SPC Responsibility - Data Management PHD
SPC Programme PHD
Numerator The number of children aged 0-59 months with fever in the 2 weeks prior to the survey who received any anti-malarial medicine
Denominator The total number of children aged 0-59 months reported to have fever in the two weeks prior to the survey
Factor x100
Unit %
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx