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

Watch as Eric Mafuta outlines key characteristics of the DRC and Nigeria as they pertain to surveillance activities. (Step 2.14)

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

Choose one of the countries that Dr. Mafuta describes in this lecture: Nigeria or the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Reflect on the context he has described in the country. What do you think are some challenges for the polio surveillance system? List at least 2 ideas.

Please share your thoughts in the discussion.

Then, read some posts from learners who chose to reflect on a different country than you chose. Can you think of a solution to one of the challenges they described?

Respond to their post with your idea.

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