Since 2013, PSI has leveraged unparalleled private sector access to malaria patients in elimination-targeted countries, to improve quality of care and support robust and responsive national surveillance programs. Understanding the need for timely, accurate and actionable data, PSI has developed a Malaria Case Surveillance (MCS) mHealth tool, supported by USAID’s President’s Malaria Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion, to change how private sector data is collected and transmitted, and how it guides implementation.
The MCS App is a simple and elegant smartphone application, built to replace paper-based reporting forms and promote the use of surveillance data. The app is Android-based and in sync with PSI’s global warehousing software, District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2), and was created through a collaborative process among National Malaria Control Programs, PSI and Population Services Khmer.
This two-page brief describes the importance and usefulness of the MCS App and provides a case study of how it has been used in Cambodia.