Establishing a national influenza sentinel surveillance system in a limited resource setting, experience of Sierra Leone

@inproceedings{Kebede2013EstablishingAN,
  title={Establishing a national influenza sentinel surveillance system in a limited resource setting, experience of Sierra Leone},
  author={Senait Kebede and Ishata N Conteh and Christoph A Steffen and Katelijn A.H. Vandemaele and Isata Wurie and Wondimagegnehu Alemu and Fredson Kuti-George and Foday Mohamed Dafae and Amara Jambai and Ali Ahmed Yahaya and Francis Chisaka Kasolo},
  booktitle={Health research policy and systems},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Sierra Leone; however, similar to other African countries, little is known regarding the contribution of influenza. Routine influenza surveillance is thus a key element to improve understanding of the burden of acute respiratory infections in Africa. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) funded the Strengthening Influenza Sentinel Surveillance in Africa (SISA) project with the goal of developing… CONTINUE READING