Namibia - malaria RAMP

Namibia’s first RAMP survey took place in the Caprivi Region in May 2011 during the rainy reason. The survey served as a baseline for the Namibia Red Cross-supported project Communities Fighting Malaria, which aims to improve general health and improve malaria control for people in four of the five constituencies: Kabbe, Katima Mulilo Rural, Kongola and Linyanti.   

The survey was led by the Namibia Red Cross. Training was provided for the interviewers and field supervisors during five days. Interviewers were Namibian Red Cross volunteers who serve as supervisors in the constituencies included in the Communities Fighting Malaria project. The team supervisors were Namibian Red Cross supervisors that were involved in other projects. Cell phones were used to capture data during the household interviews. For access to datasets for the first RAMP survey in Namibia, please email Jason Peat, IFRC, at jason.peat@ifrc.org

What was learnt (nine key indicators) in Caprivi Region:

  1. Households owning at least one net:  80%
  2. People who had access to a net:  52%
  3. People (all ages) who slept under a net last night:  38%
  4. Under-fives who slept under a net last night:  42%
  5. Nets used last night:  86%
  6. Nets hung last night:  82%
  7. Febrile under-fives in last two weeks given ACT:  71%
  8. Febrile under-fives in last two weeks given ACT within 24 hours:  61%
  9. Febrile under-fives in last two weeks blood-tested for malaria:  31%

RAMP Toolkit

See the RAMP toolkit posted on this website and the many up-to-date tools and forms available for you to use or modify when planning and organizing your own RAMP survey!

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