On the Lookout for Infectious Diseases: Experiences from a Community-Based Surveillance Pilot Activity in Senegal


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2018

On the Lookout for Infectious Diseases: Experiences from a Community-Based Surveillance Pilot Activity in Senegal Abstract:

The Health Emergencies Operations Center (COUS) of the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS) of Senegal launched community-based surveillance (CBS) in 2016, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Using funds from Pillar IV of the Global Health Security Agenda of USAID to support Senegal’s post-Ebola response, MEASURE Evaluation provided technical support to implement the pilot stage of CBS in four districts in the regions of Saint Louis and Tambacounda. These regions border countries also affected by the 2013 Ebola outbreak (see map). This initiative aimed to prevent infectious disease epidemics, by reducing the lag between the onset of symptoms and the health system’s response.

This brief shares an overview of the pilot and findings. A full report on our findings is available in English, here: www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-18-247/. And the French version is here: www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-18-247-fr/.

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