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Making Surveillance Data Useful

In this article, review a reading on the surveillance data in Somalia and generate ideas regarding its use for disease eradication (Step 3.5)
A woman in a hijab writes on a tracking sheet on top of an open blue cooler filled with ice packs and vials of vaccine.
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Now that you have finished the lecture, please review the reading mentioned at the end of the lecture Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization.

Consider the image on slide 8 of the slide deck. Example, Uses of Non-Polio AFP Data, Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa

Now, list at least three ideas for each of the following questions:

  • How is this data useful—how might you use it?​

  • How was this data used for decision-making in conjunction with other kinds of data in Somalia?

Please take a moment and share your thoughts in the discussion.

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