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Evaluation of the reporting completeness and timeliness of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana.
OBJECTIVES The integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) and district health information management system II (DHIMS2) strategies were implemented in 2002 and 2012 respectively to improveExpand
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Evaluation of the integrated disease surveillance and response system for infectious diseases control in northern Ghana
BackgroundWell-functioning surveillance systems are crucial for effective disease control programs. The Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy was developed and adopted in 1998Expand
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The integrated disease surveillance and response system in northern Ghana: challenges to the core and support functions
BackgroundThe integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) strategy was adopted in Ghana over a decade ago, yet gaps still remain in its proper functioning. The objective of this study was toExpand
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Immunization dropout rate and data quality among children 12–23 months of age in Ghana
BackgroundImmunization against diseases is one of the most important public health interventions with cost effective means to preventing childhood morbidity, mortality and disability. However, aExpand
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Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana
BackgroundViral Hepatitis B is of a major public health concern globally, especially in developing countries. Expectant mothers’ knowledge of Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of the disease isExpand
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Ebola virus disease surveillance and response preparedness in northern Ghana
Background The recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has been described as unprecedented in terms of morbidity, mortality, and geographical extension. It also revealed many weaknesses andExpand
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Evaluation of immunization coverage and its associated factors among children 12–23 months of age in Techiman Municipality, Ghana, 2016
BackgroundIn Ghana, Expanded Programme on Immunization administrative coverages are usually high while childhood immunization status remains low. Majority of children do not receive all theExpand
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ANTHRAX OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION AMONG HUMANS AND ANIMALS IN NORTHERN GHANA: CASE REPORT
Background: Anthrax is a bacterial infection that affects both animals and humans. It is caused by gram positive bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. It is an acute, specific infectious disease of mainlyExpand
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Ebola virus disease surveillance and response preparedness in northern Ghana
Background The recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has been described as unprecedented in terms of morbidity, mortality, and geographical extension. It also revealed many weaknesses andExpand
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Evaluation of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system for infectious diseases control in Ghana
Evaluation of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system for infectious diseases control in Ghana Promotionsfach: Public Health Doktorvater: Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Müller The healthExpand