Dear Malaria Worker,
The Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco would like to ask for five minutes of your time to participate in a short survey. We are looking to better understand the terminology used in describing a specific method of active case detection used within the context of malaria elimination and control. Currently there are many different terms used to describe the process of following up a confirmed case of malaria at their home (place of residence) and then searching for other infected cases in their home and surrounding neighborhood.
This method of surveillance in malaria control and elimination will continue to be used more frequently as malaria transmission reduces. It is therefore important to develop common terminology that will prevent any misunderstandings within the control and elimination communities in the future.
The questionnaire is only 10 questions long and should take around 5 minutes to complete. There is also an opportunity for you to provide the term you think would best encompass an initial investigation and any related screening activities after the index case assessment.
Please follow this link to fill out the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/caseinvestigation
We really appreciate your time and effort on this matter, and please forward this email to any colleagues who may be able to provide additional insight and perspective.