Using short-message-service notification as a method to improve acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Papua New Guinea

@article{Datta2016UsingSN,
  title={Using short-message-service notification as a method to improve acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Papua New Guinea},
  author={Siddhartha Sankar Datta and Berry Ropa and Gerard Pai Sui and Ramzi Khattar and Ravi Shankar Santhana Gopala Krishnan and Hiromasa Okayasu},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={1-7}
}
BackgroundHigh quality acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance is required to maintain polio-free status of a country. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is considered as one of the highest risk countries for polio re-importation and circulation in the Western Pacific Region (WPRO) of the World Health Organization due to poor healthcare infrastructure and inadequate performance in AFP surveillance. The Government of PNG, in collaboration with WHO, piloted the introduction of short-message-service (SMS… CONTINUE READING
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