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Importance of incentives: lessons learned from Bangladesh

Read about lessons learned for strategies for excellent surveillance from smallpox eradication in Bangladesh (Step 2.16).
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Please take some time to review the reading Smallpox Eradication in Bangladesh, 1972-1976

Now review this chart from slide 4 of the lecture which shows the impact of increasing rewards for reported cases of smallpox in Bangladesh: Horizontal line chart, public knowledge of reward for reporting new smallpox outbreaks in Bangladesh, 1974–1976. Key points are discussed in audio/transcript.

Are there other diseases for which such a system could be effective? What lessons can you learn from the smallpox eradication in Bangladesh that you can apply to your own work or educational context?

Please share you thoughts in the discussion.

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