Malawi 2014 Malaria Indicator Survey
The 2014 Malawi MIS is the 2nd Malaria Indicator Survey conducted in Malawi as part of The DHS Program. It was designed to provide estimates for the country as a whole, for urban and rural areas separately, and for each of the three regions in Malawi.
The 2014 MIS used a standard set of instruments and protocol developed by RBM Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG). These tools are largely based on the collective experience gained from the DHS and MIS surveys and are presented as a package of materials to promote standardised survey management and data collection methodology. The package also includes standardised measurement of malaria parasite and anaemia prevalence among target populations to derive the malariarelated burden at the community level.
The key objectives of the 2014 MIS were to:
- Measure the level of ownership and use of mosquito nets
- Assess coverage of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women
- Identify treatment practises, including the use of specific antimalarial medications to treat malaria among children under 5
- Measure the prevalence of malaria and anaemia among children age 6-59 months
- Assess knowledge, attitudes, and practises of malaria in the adult population
- Measure trends in key malaria indicators since the 2012 MIS
The 2014 MIS was designed to produce most of the key malaria indicators for the country as a whole, for urban and rural areas separately, and for each of the three regions in Malawi: Northern, Central, and Southern.