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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 5

Surveillance Practices Self-Assessment results before and 3 months after Surveillance Training for Ebola Preparedness program, Côte d’Ivoire Border Districts*

Surveillance practice
No. (%) participants
Before program, n = 21†
3 mo after program, n = 21
Participant performs surveillance work as part of routine work responsibilities
20 (95)
21 (100)
Most routine surveillance reports submitted to the district/region:‡
Were submitted on time 19 (90) 20 (95)
Were complete 16 (76) 18 (86)
Contained data on EVD indicating its presence or absence
17 (81)
10 (48)
Most summary surveillance reports developed by the participants:
Included tables, graphs, or maps 5 (24) 10 (48)
Were analyzed using computer software 7 (33) 14 (67)
Included interpretations of the data 5 (24) 13 (62)
Included analyzed case-based data 2 (10) 3 (14)

*EVD, Ebola virus disease.
†The 21 respondents are a subset of the initial 54 participants.
‡Most indicates >50%.

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

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