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What does AVADAR add?

Read content compiled by the STRIPE collaboration about the vaccination surveillance tool AVADAR (Step 2.18)
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What is AVADAR? How does AVADAR work?

To find answers to these questions, read AVADAR (Auto-Visual AFP Detection and Reporting): demonstration of a novel SMS-based smartphone application to improve acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance in Nigeria

The article outlines the importance of a sensitive AFP surveillance system, which is able to promptly identify and report all suspected AFP cases. Therefore:

  • What does AVADAR add to AFP surveillance conducted by healthcare workers?
  • In what contexts might AVADAR be particularly helpful?

Post your answers in the discussion.

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