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Smartphone technology being used in post-distribution monitoring in West Kasaï, DRC

The data collection phase of the 12-months post-distribution net use check-up (PDCU) in West Kasaï is underway.

  • Smartphones are being used for data collection (screenshots of the process, and instructional videos that may be used)
  • Valuable lessons were learned in the 6-month PDCU survey regarding the order and structure of questions. This has been improved to ensure the specific data required is fully captured
  • 170 smartphones being used by data collectors 
  • 12,800 households (5% sample) selected at random being visited unannounced across 578 villages in 8 health zones 
  • The data collection phase will take place from 7th to 30th November
The PDCU gives all relevant parties data about net hang up and net condition and can contribute to ongoing malaria control decisions. There are now indications that the use of smartphones in data collection brings cost and other efficiencies. We will report more fully on this in the months ahead.