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Table 2 examples of proximal and distal coverage outcomes for three malaria control interventions

From: Methods for evaluating delivery systems for scaling-up malaria control intervention

Intervention Delivery details 1st level of proximal coverage outcome Subsequent proximal coverage outcomes Distal coverage outcome
ITNs Direct delivery through ANC Proportion of households owning at least one ITN delivered through ANC   Proportion of the target group who slept under an ITN delivered through ANC
IPTp Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) Proportion of pregnant women taking 2 doses of IPTp   None
  Dose given but not DOT Proportion of pregnant women given 2 doses of IPTp   Proportion of pregnant women who take 2 doses of IPTp
  SP prescription given Proportion of pregnant women given 2 IPTp prescriptions Proportion of women who collect the SP Proportion of pregnant women who take 2 doses of IPTp
ACTs Delivery to febrile children through health facilities Proportion of febrile children accessing public sector health facilities for whom ACT is prescribed 1. Proportion of carers of children prescribed ACTs who collect the ACT (correct number of tablets)2. Proportion of carers of children who are explained the dosing regimen Proportion of children given ACTs who take the correct dosing regimen (number of tablets each time, number of times each day, number of days)