Goodbye Malaria is using sophisticated technology to monitor and measure the success of our Malaria Spray Prevention Program in Mozambique. While the traditional way of recording which houses have sprayed will still be in place - as it’s important for our spray operators and the communities they operate in to have a visual cue as to which homes have been sprayed and protected – there’s no denying that technology can play an important role in enhancing the way we measure our program for success.
Now, each and every home we spray is added to a digital database. This pic shown to the left is screenshots from Goodbye Malaria’s new app, which is able to pull daily data from regarding the number of houses sprayed in a targeted area. Our team is able to see from a macro viewpoint that six different areas are being sprayed in Marracuene, one of three areas targeted for Goodbye Malaria’s Spray Prevention Program. In the bottom screenshot a closeup or micoview is shown, and our team is able to identify the exact household sprayed and its nearby houses that require spraying or protection from Anopheles malaria mosquitoes.
Once a house is sprayed, a copy of a spray card is left in the sprayed house indicating when and by whom the house was sprayed. After each day, Goodbye Malaria’s field supervisors will collect these spray cards from the spray operators and the information will be captured into a database. A record is then kept of each sprayed house and the spray coverage can be calculated after each spray round. This ensures Goodbye Malaria’s IRS program is monitored, evaluated and measured for ultimate success.