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Understanding the Polio Surveillance System

Watch Riris Adondo Ahmad explain key features and considerations of the polio surveillance system. (Step 2.6)

Riris Adondo Ahmad, MD, MPH, PhD
Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

The polio surveillance system is among the most effective and comprehensive global surveillance systems ever developed, both in terms of its reach and technical capacity. Now that you have heard about the complex workings and numerous steps undertaken by the polio surveillance system, think about the following questions;

  • Why is surveillance in hard to reach areas especially difficult?
  • Why it is even more important to maintain sensitive surveillance systems in these areas?

Share your thoughts in the discussion.

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