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Strengthening the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance Component of the Polio Eradication Initiative through Short Message Service (SMS) Reminders; Experience from Sokoto State, Nigeria 2014

Strengthening the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance Component of the Polio Eradication Initiative through Short Message Service (SMS) Reminders; Experience from Sokoto State, Nigeria 2014

Author: 
Oluwasegun Joel Adegoke
Marina Takane
Oladayo Biya
Martin Ota
Bolatito Murele
Frank Mahoney
Patrick Nguku
Hiromasa Okayasu
Publication Date
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Affiliation: 

African Field Epidemiology Network (Adegoke, Nguku); World Health Organization, or WHO (Takane, Ota, Murele, Okayasu); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC (Biya, Mahoney)

This article describes a pilot study in the state of Sokoto in Nigeria, one of the three remaining polio-endemic countries, to evaluate the impact of refresher training and weekly short message service (SMS)-based reminders and reporting on the acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance system. The specific objective is to assess: (i) the changes in knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) among surveillance focal points and clinicians and (ii) the progress in improving AFP surveillance indicators (e.g., reporting rate, timing).

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Journal of Immunological Sciences (2018); S (010): 68-74. Image credit: eHealth Africa

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