The Malaria Day Zero Alert System had the first pilot test in Cambodia on August 1. We are trying to use this new system instead of relying only on the paper based report because we know it has the potential to make reporting more accurate, faster and easier than the current paper based reporting system.
In the past, the Village Malaria Workers (VMW) submitted their monthly malaria reports to the health center. From there, the health center submitted their reports to the Operational District (OD). And from there, the OD submitted their reports to the Provincial Health Department (PHD). And finally, once all the reports are collected, the PHD submitted them all to the national level. This whole process can take up to 3 months!