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Evaluation of the cholera surveillance system in Guinea Bissau

  • 2009/01/12
Type de publication
  • Rapports
Auteurs
  • Sanchez Elisabeth
  • Carillo Paloma
  • Luquero Francisco
Thèmes
  • Maladies diarrhéiques

Cholera is an endemic disease in Guinea Bissau and cholera outbreaks occur with inter-epidemic periods of different length. The national cholera surveillance system is crucial for a rapid detection of cholera cases and prompt detection of outbreaks that will enable a quick control of the epidemic. The purpose of evaluating the cholera surveillance system of Guinea Bissau is to ensure that this disease, of public health importance, is being monitored efficiently and effectively. Evaluation of a public health surveillance system focuses on how well the system operates to meet its purpose and objectives, and it may improve the information provided to ensure that cholera is being monitored efficiently and effectively. We proposed to develop an evaluation of the cholera surveillance system in Guinea Bissau in order to make recommendation that may be used to improve the current system and the preparedness and response to cholera epidemics.