A Conceptual Strategy for Stengthening eSurveillance in the African Region – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Thursday, December 12, 2013; 9:50 – 10:10am


Grand Couteau


Dennis Lenaway, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Abstract Summary

Many local and international stakeholders have independently pursued solutions for electronic surveillance and reporting in African countries resulting in multiple systems of varying effectiveness and minimum interoperability. CDC lead a developmental process that engaged various partner organizations, including the WHO Regional Office for Africa, to conceptualize a strategy for providing region-wide governance of eSurveillance and the creation of the African Surveillance Informatics Governing Board to address standards, policy, infrastructure, workforce, and resource needs to strengthening surveillance and reporting capacity.

Abstract (pdf)

Abstract Citation

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 2014; 6(1).