Red Cross to support Zamfara State in community-based disease surveillance


Zamfara State Primary Health care board (ZSPHCB) in collaboration with Red Cross Society of Nigeria other partners with support from Center for Disease Control (CDC-Nstop) have planned to strengthen surveillance system in the State to ensure successful polio end game in Zamfara the country at large. One of the strategies is to establish a community-based disease surveillance system which is a key step to improving the early detection assessment of poliomyelitis other disease outbreaks. Community-Based Surveillance (CBS) activities outcomes empower the community to identify the risks they see hear about, provide a reliable ‘real-time’ communication structure to alert others, giving a voice to existing local knowledge to identify public health crises as early as possible. Community participation engagement a reliable response network are key features of an effective CBS.

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