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Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) Afghanistan


Titre : Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) Afghanistan

Pays : Afghanistan

Durée : October 2008 - June 2014

Communicable diseases account for 60 to 80 percent of all outpatient visits and more than half of all deaths in Afghanistan, making control of communicable diseases one of the highest priorities for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) for Afghanistan to reduce morbidity and mortality through early detection and response to disease outbreaks. By monitoring sites in all 34 provinces, DEWS provides accurate and timely outbreak and seasonal trend data. Investigations result in quick action to mitigate disease outbreaks and prevent epidemics. DEWS also coordinates health surveillance in the field, disseminates public health information, and collaborates with the Polio Eradication Initiative and Expanded Program on Immunizations (EPI). Since July 2014, support for USAID’s support for DEWS has continued through the WHO polio grant

Infectious Disease Monitoring : DEWS monitors 15 priority infectious diseases through selected sentinel sites (health facilities) operating in 34 provinces of the country and report weekly to the national surveillance directorate. • Outbreak Investigations and Response : Outbreak alerts received from health facilities or communities are investigated by DEWS in coordination with related stakeholders. • Disease Control Coordination : Disease control meetings are held in every province. DEWS collaborates with various disease control programs at national and provincial levels. • Capacity Building : Provides training in surveillance, outbreak response and related fields to its staff and stakeholders. • Logistical Support : Stores and transports specimens at recommended temperatures to ensure that they arrive at the Central Public Health Laboratory in good condition. • Quality Control : Introduces internal standard operating procedures and external quality assurance measures to outbreak detection efforts. Delivers viral specimens to research facilities in Egypt and Pakistan for confirmation

Financement : $19.7 million

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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