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Welcome to Examples from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nigeria

In this video, Eric Mafuta welcomes learners to the section on surveillance systems in different contexts (Step 2.13)
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ERIC MAFUTA: Hello, welcome to the module on [INAUDIBLE] epidemiology and outbreak response. In this section, we will focus on the promise and limits of technology, an example from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria. My name is Eric Mafuta. I’m a medical doctor and associate professor at the University of Kinshasa’s School of Public Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis, commonly called AFP, is one of the four cornerstone eradication strategy. In some contexts where surveillance activity cannot be carried out easily because of geographic, demographic, or political situation, surveillance strategy of AFP rely upon new technology.
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In this session, I will introduce you to new technology approaches that were used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria to improve surveillance efforts.

Eric Mafuta, MD, MPH, PhD School of Pubilc Health, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

In this section, Dr. Eric Mafuta explores key characteristics of two varied contexts – the DRC and Nigeria – outlining challenges arising due to geographic, demographic, or political situations and unique strategies to address them.

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