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Volume 23, Supplement—December 2017
Global Health Security Supplement

Surveillance Training for Ebola Preparedness in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali

Victor M. CáceresComments to Author , Sekou Sidibe, McKenzie Andre, Denise Traicoff, Stephanie Lambert, Melanie E. King, Ditu Kazambu, Augusto Lopez, Biagio Pedalino, Dionisio J. Herrera Guibert, Peter Wasswa, Placido Cardoso, Bernard Assi, Alioune Ly, Bouyagui Traore, Frederick J. Angulo, Linda Quick, and STEP Working Group
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (V.M. Cáceres, M. Andre, D. Traicoff, S. Lambert, M. King, A. Lopez, B. Pedalino, F.J. Angulo, L. Quick); CDC Foundation, Atlanta (S. Sidibe); African Field Epidemiology Network and Field Epidemiology Training Program, Dakar, Senegal (D. Kazambu); Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network, Atlanta (D.J. Herrera Guibert); Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda (P. Wasswa); Instituto Nacional Saúde Pública, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (P. Cardoso); Institut National d'Hygiene Publique, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (B. Assi); Centre des Opérations d’Urgence Sanitaire, Dakar (A. Ly); African Field Epidemiology Network, Field Epidemiology Training Program, Centre National d’Appui à la lutte contre la Maladie, Bamako, Mali (B. Traore)

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Table 3

Overall baseline Surveillance Practices Self-Assessment results from Surveillance Training for Ebola Preparedness program for 4 countries in West Africa, 2015*

No. (%) participants
Surveillance practice
Côte d’Ivoire
n = 54†
n = 52†
n = 52
n = 26
Participant performs surveillance work as part of routine work responsibilities
53 (98)
39 (75)
43 (83)
20 (77)
Most routine surveillance reports submitted to the district/region:‡
Were submitted on time 43 (80) 25 (48) 34 (65) 19 (73)
Were complete 34 (63) 17 (33) 36 (69) 20 (77)
Contained data on EVD indicating its presence or absence
37 (69)
11 (21)
19 (37)
20 (77)
Most summary surveillance reports developed by the participants:
Included tables, graphs, or maps 14 (26) 5 (10) 6 (12) 12 (46)
Were analyzed using computer software 19 (35) 11 (21) 12 (23) 15 (58)
Included interpretations of the data 16 (30) 9 (17) 13 (25) 16 (62)
Included analyzed case-based data 5 (9) 4 (8) 11 (21) 15 (58)

*EVD, Ebola virus disease.
†One participant did not complete assessment.
‡Most indicates >50%.

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1Members of STEP Working Group are listed at the end of this article.

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