Philippine Malaria Information System (PhilMIS)
The Philippine Malaria Information System (PhilMIS) was developed by the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health, by modifying and improving on the Rural Health Unit-Malaria Information System (RHU-MIS). The development was made possible through the technical and financial support of WHO-AusAID RBM Project and Global Fund Malaria.
The Philippine Malaria Information System aims to:
- To provide information in a computerized form needed for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of malaria control program.
- To standardize the collection of malaria data using the same reporting and recording forms in malaria endemic provinces.
- To achieve quality malaria data.
- To easily retrieve malaria indicators required for programme management and those needed by funding agencies and other stakeholders.
- To avoid the delay in generating the required information through prompt reporting system.
How PhilMIS was developed?
In 2004, a series of modifications and debugging were done on the Rural Health Unit-Malaria Information System (RHU-MIS).
In 2005, the first working version of PhilMIS was released through a series of trainings. Four clustered PhilMIS Users’ Training were conducted, two batches in Luzon, and another two in Mindanao.
Two participants from each province were trained on PhilMIS basic operations, that is, data recording and entry; maintenance of databases; and generation of reports. A total of 17 provinces were deployed with PhilMIS in 2005. After which, progressive deployment was administered to all other endemic provinces of the country.
In 2007, the PhilMIS software was revised, and the release of PhilMIS2 came about.
In 2008, a total of 30 malaria endemic provinces were installed with PhilMIS2.