2018 - 2018

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Evaluation of the enteric fever surveillance pilot programme in Ghana

MMGH supported the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) in assessing the feasibility and reliability of integrating surveillance of enteric fever (EF) and invasive non-typhoidal salmonellosis (iNTS) in the WHO-coordinated Global Invasive Bacterial Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance Network. In Ghana, MMGH conducted two successive evaluations of the EF and iNTS surveillance pilot programmes using a newly developed structured assessment tool. The evaluation included on-site reviews of clinical and epidemiological aspects of the surveillance system, the assessment of the participating microbiology laboratories, and of overall data quality and surveillance network management.