A Conceptual Strategy for Stengthening eSurveillance in the African Region

Dennis D. Lenaway, Helen Perry, Robert Fagan

Abstract


Many local and international stakeholders have independently pursued solutions for electronic surveillance and reporting in African countries resulting in multiple systems of varying effectiveness and minimum interoperability.  CDC lead a developmental process that engaged various partner organizations, including the WHO Regional Office for Africa, to conceptualize a strategy for providing region-wide governance of eSurveillance and the creation of the African Surveillance Informatics Governing Board to address standards, policy, infrastructure, workforce, and resource needs to strengthening surveillance and reporting capacity.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5009



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