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Data Sources in Polio Eradication

In this section Svea Closser outlines data sources in the polio eradication initiative. (Step 3.2)

Svea Closser, MPH, PhD
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

In the lecture, you are asked to imagine this scenario: you are working in the Kosi River Basin in India, trying to eliminate polio. You do not live in the region, and the people of the area are not familiar with the polio vaccine.

After you watch the video, consider these questions:

  • What data would you need to collect in order to understand what kind of impacts you are having?

  • How would you collect this data?

  • How would you use this data?

Please share your thoughts in the discussion.

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Collecting and Using Data for Disease Control and Global Health Decision-Making

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