Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Resource! Community-based Surveillance Case Study from CARE Vietnam

CARE Vietnam has been at the forefront of our avian and pandemic influenza programming and with them we’ve produced this case study concerning their community-based surveillance system and an outbreak of avian influenza that was caught by CARE trained and supported surveillance volunteers.

Other CARE country offices, including Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar, have also been working to pilot and strengthen community-based surveillance. We are excited about this innovative work that has ramifications for community-based surveillance of many disease, both animals and humans, and could significantly contribute to both current health systems and detection of emerging infectious diseases. We hope to be publishing further case studies on models of community based surveillance in the coming months.

Click here for the case study and check out our previously disseminated work at:


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