Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data

Heuschen A-K, Abdul-Mumin A, Adokiya M, Lu G, Jahn A, Razum O, Winkler V, Muller O (2022)
Malaria Journal 21(1): 149.

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Heuschen, Anna-Katharina; Abdul-Mumin, Alhassan; Adokiya, Martin; Lu, Guangyu; Jahn, Albrecht; Razum, OliverUniBi; Winkler, Volker; Muller, Olaf
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BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic and its collateral damage severely impact health systems globally and risk to worsen the malaria situation in endemic countries. Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Ghana. This study aims to describe the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases observed in health facilities in the Northern Region of Ghana.; METHODS: Monthly routine data from the District Health Information Management System II (DHIMS2) of the Northern Region of Ghana were analysed. Overall outpatient department visits (OPD) and malaria case rates from the years 2015-2019 were compared to the corresponding data of the year 2020.; RESULTS: Compared to the corresponding periods of the years 2015-2019, overall visits and malaria cases in paediatric and adult OPDs in northern Ghana decreased in March and April 2020, when major movement and social restrictions were implemented in response to the pandemic. Cases slightly rebounded afterwards in 2020, but stayed below the average of the previous years. Malaria data from inpatient departments showed a similar but more pronounced trend when compared to OPDs. In pregnant women, however, malaria cases in OPDs increased after the first COVID-19 wave.; CONCLUSIONS: The findings from this study show that the COVID-19 pandemic affects the malaria burden in health facilities of northern Ghana, with declines in inpatient and outpatient rates except for pregnant women. They may have experienced reduced access to insecticide-treated nets and intermittent preventive malaria treatment in pregnancy, resulting in subsequent higher malaria morbidity. Further data, particularly from community-based studies and ideally complemented by qualitative research, are needed to fully determine the impact of the pandemic on the malaria situation in Africa. © 2022. The Author(s).
Erscheinungsjahr
2022
Zeitschriftentitel
Malaria Journal
Band
21
Ausgabe
1
Art.-Nr.
149
eISSN
1475-2875
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https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2963193

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Heuschen A-K, Abdul-Mumin A, Adokiya M, et al. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data. Malaria Journal . 2022;21(1): 149.
Heuschen, A. - K., Abdul-Mumin, A., Adokiya, M., Lu, G., Jahn, A., Razum, O., Winkler, V., et al. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data. Malaria Journal , 21(1), 149. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-022-04154-1
Heuschen, A. - K., Abdul-Mumin, A., Adokiya, M., Lu, G., Jahn, A., Razum, O., Winkler, V., and Muller, O. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data. Malaria Journal 21:149.
Heuschen, A.-K., et al., 2022. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data. Malaria Journal , 21(1): 149.
A.-K. Heuschen, et al., “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data”, Malaria Journal , vol. 21, 2022, : 149.
Heuschen, A.-K., Abdul-Mumin, A., Adokiya, M., Lu, G., Jahn, A., Razum, O., Winkler, V., Muller, O.: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data. Malaria Journal . 21, : 149 (2022).
Heuschen, Anna-Katharina, Abdul-Mumin, Alhassan, Adokiya, Martin, Lu, Guangyu, Jahn, Albrecht, Razum, Oliver, Winkler, Volker, and Muller, Olaf. “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria cases in health facilities in northern Ghana: a retrospective analysis of routine surveillance data”. Malaria Journal 21.1 (2022): 149.

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