publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Evaluation of the influenza sentinel surveillance system in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2012–2015

Pélagie Babakazo; Joelle Kabamba-Tshilobo; Emile Okitolonda Wemakoy; Léopold Lubula; Léonie Kitoko Manya; Benoit Kebela Ilunga; Wally Disasuani; Edith Nkwembe; Hugo Kavunga-Membo; Jean-Claude Changachanga; ...
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2019 Journal: BMC Public Health, volume 19, issue 1, pages 1-12 (issn: 1471-2458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMC
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:sec> <jats:title>Background</jats:title> <jats:p>The World Health Organization recommends periodic evaluations of influenza surveillance systems to identify areas for improvement and provide evidence of data reliability for policymaking. However, data about the performance of established influenza surveillance systems are limited in Africa, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Methods</jats:title> <jats:p>We used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to evaluate the performance of the influenza sentinel surveillance system (ISSS) in DRC during 20...
Subjects
free text keywords: Influenza, Surveillance, Evaluation, Democratic Republic of Congo, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Research Article, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Psychological intervention, Qualitative research, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Epidemiology, Competence (human resources), business.industry, business, Biostatistics, Environmental health, Representativeness heuristic, Data quality
Funded by
NIH| Sustaining Influenza Surveillance Networks and Response to Seasonal and Pandemic
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 1U51IP000602-01
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNICATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES
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