As part of the comprehensive malaria frontline project training modules, the AFENET team conducted a two-day State level training on malaria surveillance in Kano to build the capacity of malaria officers in the State on detection, reporting malaria case surveillance. The training aimed to enhance understanding and improve training quality, facilitators adopted participatory methodologies for the training. The training held on 8-9, April 2019, with over fifty-nine participants in attendance including malaria focal persons from AFENET malaria frontline project supported LGAs, zonal monitoring and evaluation officers, record officers, and representatives from other malaria implementing partners in the state. Facilitators were drawn from AFENET, Government agencies and other implementing partners.
Key topics covered at the training included - introduction to surveillance, malaria surveillance indicators, routine surveillance and data quality.
The participants expressed delight about interactive nature of the training. AFENET is expected to cascade the training to the LGA level in the coming days.