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Ghana Malaria Indicator Survey 2016


General Info
Ghana (GHA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2016 - 12/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Ghana Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) 2016 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey series. Malaria Indicator Surveys are designed to provide information on malaria prevalence, use and ownership of insecticide-treated bednets, treatment of malaria, and prevention knowledge and practices. For the 2016 Ghana MIS, 5,150 women ages 15-49 from 5,841 households were successfully interviewed. Blood smear parasitemia and finger prick blood tests were conducted for the presence of anemia and malaria in children ages 6-59 months.