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In recent years, the renewed focus on eliminating malaria worldwide has been accompanied by a rapid increase in the measurement of key malaria indicators through nationally representative household surveys. These Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS) measure indicators related to the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Global Malaria Action Plan, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) targets. Information is collected on the ownership and use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticides, prompt and effective treatment of fever in young children, and the prevention of malaria in pregnant women. Most MIS surveys also include biomarker tests for anemia and malaria.

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This website serves as a home for Malaria Indicator Survey datasets and documentation. The datasets are publicly available for downloading after a simple registration process. For more information about each survey, check the Table of Malaria Indicator Surveys and the List of Malaria Resources and Technical Assistance Agencies below. The table also includes MIS surveys that are currently underway or planned, but for which the datasets are not yet available.

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To date, organizations providing technical assistance to in-country implementing partners are The DHS Program, PATH-MACEPA, the Malaria Consortium, CDC, and the Carter Center.

   In addition to Malaria Indicator Surveys, estimates of malaria indicators are available from a large number of national household surveys. For data and reports from malaria endemic countries, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) are available on the The DHS Program and MICS websites, respectively.

The Toolkit contains a comprehensive package of tools for use in conducting household surveys to assess core malaria indicators.