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Lessons learned from Vertical and Integrated Approaches

In this article, apply the lessons learned from the AFP surveillance system on other disease surveillance systems in your own context (Step 2.21)
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Please review the reading Polio Eradication Initiative: Contribution to improved communicable disease surveillance in WHO African region.

Now, reflecting on the lessons-learned from the reading and the lecture Vertical and Integrated Approaches: Does Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance Support the Health System?, think about the surveillance system in your own country or work context. Respond to the following questions:

  1. In your context, are there any other diseases that have as good a system as polio?

  2. Are there diseases whose systems need strengthening? How could you strengthen them?

  3. Why is funding available for polio surveillance but not always for surveillance for other diseases?

Please share your thoughts in the discussion.

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