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Kano State

Health systems readiness and quality of inpatient malaria case-management in Kano State, Nigeria

November 4, 2020 - 09:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abiodun A. Ojo, Kolawole Maxwell, Dejan Zurovac, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:384, 30 October 2020

Nigeria was among the first African countries to adopt and implement change of treatment policy for severe malaria from quinine to artesunate. Seven years after the policy change health systems readiness and quality of inpatient malaria case-management practices were evaluated in Kano State of Nigeria.

Evaluation of malaria surveillance system in Kano State, Nigeria, 2013-2016

February 14, 2020 - 17:01 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Visa TI, Ajumobi O, Bamgboye E, Ajayi I, Nguku P
Reference: 
Infect Dis Poverty. 2020 Feb 10; 9(1):15

Malaria surveillance system strengthening is essential in the progress towards malaria elimination. In Nigeria, more attention is being given to this recently as the country is striving towards achieving elimination. However, the surveillance system performance is fraught with challenges including poor data quality with varying magnitude by state. This study evaluated the operation of the Kano State malaria surveillance system and assessed its key attributes.

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