Sightsavers Reports

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

Status: In progress

Main Objectives

The main objective of this study is to explore the usefulness and reliability of a DHIS2 based real-time reporting tool for strengthening mass drug administration quality, accessibility and use of data for programmatic action at all levels in Nigeria.


Mass Administration of Medicine (MAM) campaigns are monitored during implementation to track activities at various levels. The current paper and spreadsheet-based system has been shown to be inefficient, slow, and error prone. This had necessitated the need for a more sustainable real-time MAM reporting system, that seamlessly fits into the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS).

Sightsavers through its Accelerate trachoma elimination program, seeks to develop and roll-out an electronic MAM reporting platform in two states in collaboration with the FMoH using the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2). With the roll-out and scaling up of the tool, more rigorous evaluation is required to ensure maximum scalability, utility, integration with the health system and access and use of data.

This research project seeks to evaluate the health system strengthening effects of the use of this tool for planning, monitoring and reporting of MDA campaigns in Nigeria. Specific questions around the tool’s functionality at scale, ease of integration across the different NTD intervention approaches, accessibility of data to improve planning for government at all levels, accuracy, timeliness and usefulness of data for national, state and Local Government Area (LGA) programmatic action will be evaluated.

Main Contact

Martins Imhansoloeva
Research Coordinator
[email protected]


Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH)


15 months

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