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Table 2 Available data for the examination of malaria testing rates

From: Consultative meeting that examined alignment and discrepancies between health facility and household survey data in Malawi

Data sourceAvailable dataIndicatorNumeratorDenominator
DHIS2 2014–2018 Percentage of suspected malaria cases in children under age 5 who received a confirmatory test at facility or village clinicNumber of suspected malaria cases in children under age 5 who received a confirmatory testTotal number of suspected cases in children under age 5 at facility or village clinic
Household survey data2014 Malawi MIS and 2017 Malawi MISPercentage of children under age 5 with fever in the previous 2 weeks for whom advice or treatment was sought and who had blood taken from a finger or heel for testingNumber of children under age 5 with fever in the previous 2 weeks for whom advice or treatment was sought and who had blood taken from a finger or heel for testingTotal number of children under age 5 with fever in the previous 2 weeks for whom advice or treatment was sought