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The Promise and Limits of Technology: Supplemental Strategies for Surveillance

In this section, Eric Mafuta discusses technological innovations to aid surveillance activities. (Step 2.17)

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

Reflect on the different strategies discussed in the lecture, and think about your own work or educational context as you consider the following questions:

  • Is there some location in your country where you think these technologies can be used? Why would it be useful in that context?

  • Are there other technologies you know of that can be adapted for the surveillance of polio or another health problem?

Please share your thoughts in the discussion.

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