Integrating NTD programme monitoring into routine health systems data: evaluating a DHIS2 platform for real-time mass administration of medicines (MAM) reporting

Research question

Primary Research Question: What are the factors shaping the implementation of NTD control programme in Nigeria?

Secondary Research Questions: 

1. Does the DHIS2 tool provide a reliable estimate of treatment coverage?

2. What improvements or adaptations are required to the tool or processes around use of the tool? 

3. Can the tool be scaled up regardless of funder and location? 

4. Does the tool enhance government ownership of the data and the MDA programme in general?


  • Using DHIS2 for MAM increases data access and use, particularly at the state and MoH level, and would likely increase data quality in the long run.

  • Ability to address errors/inconsistencies quickly is a significant benefit.

  • Perceptions of the system, as well as data ownership, differ by level and more effort may be needed to get buy in at LGA level where burden of data entry is high.

  • Several obstacles to full scale up remain, including lack of adequate human resources, inadequate funding for equipment, poor internet infrastructure in rural settings, and insufficient technical expertise.

Study sites

This study is Completed


Reference information

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Lymphatic filariasis
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Research topic(s)
Health Systems Strengthening