Evaluation of AFP surveillance indicators in polio-free Ghana, 2009–2013

@inproceedings{Odoom2014EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of AFP surveillance indicators in polio-free Ghana, 2009–2013},
  author={John Kofi Odoom and Nana Afia Asante Ntim and Badu Sarkodie and James Addo and Keren Minta-Asare and Evangeline Obodai and Miriam Eshun and Vincent V Ahove and Stanley K Diamenu and Michael Adjabeng and Jacob Arthur-Quarm and Jacob Samson Barnor},
  booktitle={BMC Public Health},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundGhana recorded the last case of indigenous wild poliovirus in 1999 but suffered two more outbreaks in 2003 and 2008. Following the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, transmission was interrupted through high routine immunisation coverage with live-attenuated oral polio vaccine (OPV), effective acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and supplementary immunisation activities (SIA). This article describes the results of a five-year surveillance of AFP in polio-free Ghana… CONTINUE READING

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