Short Name: 
LBR 2009 MIS 

The 2009 Liberia  Malaria Indicator Survey (LMIS) was conducted under the auspices of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) and the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), with technical support from the MEASURE DHS project at ICF Macro. Financial support was provided by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Funds from the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the United Nations Development Program were used to partition office space at the NMCP’s headquarters to accommodate the data processing operation.

The 2009 LMIS was carried out from mid-December 2008 to March 2009, using a nationally representative sample of 4,500 households. All women age 15-49 years in these households were eligible to be individually interviewed and were asked questions about malaria prevention during pregnancy and treatment of childhood fevers. In addition, the survey included testing for anemia and malaria among children age 6-59 months. Using a finger prick blood sample, results from anemia and malaria testing were available immediately and were provided to the children’s parents or guardians. Thick blood smears were also made in the field and taken to a laboratory in Monrovia for malaria testing.

The 2009 LMIS was designed to provide data to monitor all the key malaria indicators in Liberia. Specifically, the LMIS collected information on ownership and use of mosquito bed nets—including insecticide-treated nets, intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women, timing and type of treatment of childhood fever, and prevalence of malaria parasites and anemia among young children.

The final report is available here

First released on: 
1 Sep, 2009 
Last version on: 
1 Sep, 2009 
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