Evaluating Cost and Performance for Improved Meningitis Disease Surveillance in Chad

Ngozi Erondu, Ulla K. Griffiths

Abstract


An evaluation study was conducted in Chad to improve meningitis surveillance after the introduction of the serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine. This project was carried out in four phases. Phase 1: Determine the actual costs of the current meningitis surveillance system; phase 2: Evaluate the performance and quality of the system; phase three: Determine the potential costs of scaling up the surveillance system to a feasible operational standard; and phase four: Use the results from Chad to develop a surveillance cost model that can be used for predicting the costs of surveillance strategies in other African meningitis belt countries.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5738



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