Evaluation of measles surveillance system in Ondo State, 2011 - 2015
Adeola Dorcas Aderinwale1,&, Abdullahi Musa2, Abisola Oladimeji2, Gboyega Famokun3, Folayan Abolaji Waheed3
1Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Abuja, Nigeria, 2African Field Epidemiology Network, Nigeria, 3State Ministry of Health, Ondo State, Nigeria
Adeola Dorcas Aderinwale, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
measles is a highly infectious viral disease occurring globally, with associated high morbidity and mortality. Periodic evaluation of public health surveillance system gives an information of the system performance in relation to personnel, allocated resources and the health of the populace. The objectives of the evaluation were to describe the process of the measles surveillance system, assess its key attributes, and performance through identified indicators to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the system.
Ondo State is located in South West Nigeria. CDC Guideline for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance System, 2001 and WHO African Region Measles Surveillance Guideline, 2004 were adopted. Twenty one Stakeholders were interviewed, evaluation of performance indicators and system attributes: simplicity, sensitivity, acceptability, timeliness, data quality, stability and representativeness was done with analysis of 2011 - 2015 data from the measles surveillance system to generate proportions and frequencies.
the operational process involved detailed reporting and feedback mechanisms.
Number of suspected cases were 777, Case Fatality Rate was 0.9% while the
Predictive Value Positive was 43.7%. Stakeholders reported that the case definitions
easy to understand but there is a laboratory component to the system though
all were willing to continue to be part of the system. The incidence rate
of Measles was highest in 2013 (5.0/100,000 population) with the most affected
group between 1 to 4 years for all the years reviewed. Annualized Non Measles
Febrile Rash Illness rate (NMFRI-rate) met the recommended target of ≥ 2/100,000
population for all the years reviewed. The timeliness of reporting from the
sites met the recommended target of ≥ 80% in all LGAs for all the years
reviewed except in the year 2015 with < 80%. Funding is donor - driven, there
were missing information in the data especially the laboratory data. Reporting
sites are only 133 of the 496 health facilities in the state. However, all
other indicators met the recommended WHO target.
the system was found to be sensitive, useful and acceptable to stakeholders but not simple or stable. The data officers need supportive supervision to enhance data quality and more facilities need to be enrolled as reporting sites to enhance representativeness.
Nigeria CDC/Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Scientific Conference (Abuja)
To create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works, NCDC/NFELTP organized the 2nd annual scientific conference with the theme "strengthening one health through field epidemiology training" at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from July 5-7, 2017. The objectives of the conference were to provide residents and graduates a forum to share findings from their field activities; provide training opportunity for trainees on scientific communication; provide an opportunity for epidemiological networking as well as create a forum to discuss pertinent public health issues. In attendance were dignitaries from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, WHO, Africa CDC, Ministries Departments and Agencies, University officials and other implementing partners. With the current rise in zoonotic diseases, the conference also featured a two-day pre-conference workshop on One Health which prioritized zoonotic infectious diseases in Nigeria using standardized prioritization methods. A second workshop focused on antimicrobial resistance. There were 38 oral presentations, 60 poster presentations and 2 plenary sessions. The presentations covered various sub-themes ranging from outbreak investigations, case management, health system strengthening, vaccine preventable diseases, communicable diseases and surveillance. The conference featured a National Night and climaxed with awards to outstanding presenters.
Dates: 05 Jul 17 - 07 Jul 17
Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel
Organizers: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control / Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme
Contact person: Dr Patrick Nguku (firstname.lastname@example.org)