Community Based Surveillance: A Descriptive Analysis And Effectiveness Assessment Of A Community Based Surveillance System In The Yendi District Of The Northern Region Of Ghana.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The importance of disease surveillance in any health system is not debatable. For the continued health of a community the ability to detect single diseases or outbreaks, both potentially harmful to the population in general, is fundamental to maintaining a healthy community. A novel surveillance system called the Community Based Surveillance system (CBSS), started in the Northern Region of Ghana in January 1998. The guiding principle in the development of the CBSS is “the identification of areas with poor access to health facilities either for economic, geographic, social or the real absence of the facility" (9), The objective of the CBSS is part of a regional objective to develop a sensitive and appropriate surveillance system at all levels of service delivery. It is expected that the surveillance system will be effective in data collection and analysis as well as allow for data to be analyzed locally and action taken promptly. Data recorded so far by the CBSS and analyzed indicates an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 100 per 1000 live births in the region. This is higher than the national IMR of 82 per 1000 (2), twice the accepted target level for developing countries of 50 per 1000 by the year 2000 but lower than the national figure for the Northern Region of 128 per 1000 live births (3). This study sets out to describe the process of disease surveillance of the CBSS and review its effectiveness by looking at its ability to detect infant deaths and aid in the determination of its causes in the Yendi district of the Northern region of Ghana. 

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Buckle, D (2021). Community Based Surveillance: A Descriptive Analysis And Effectiveness Assessment Of A Community Based Surveillance System In The Yendi District Of The Northern Region Of Ghana.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/community-based-surveillance-a-descriptive-analysis-and-effectiveness-assessment-of-a-community-based-surveillance-system-in-the-yendi-district-of-the-northern-region-of-ghana

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Buckle, Dr "Community Based Surveillance: A Descriptive Analysis And Effectiveness Assessment Of A Community Based Surveillance System In The Yendi District Of The Northern Region Of Ghana." Afribary. Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/community-based-surveillance-a-descriptive-analysis-and-effectiveness-assessment-of-a-community-based-surveillance-system-in-the-yendi-district-of-the-northern-region-of-ghana. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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Buckle, Dr . "Community Based Surveillance: A Descriptive Analysis And Effectiveness Assessment Of A Community Based Surveillance System In The Yendi District Of The Northern Region Of Ghana.". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/community-based-surveillance-a-descriptive-analysis-and-effectiveness-assessment-of-a-community-based-surveillance-system-in-the-yendi-district-of-the-northern-region-of-ghana >.

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Buckle, Dr . "Community Based Surveillance: A Descriptive Analysis And Effectiveness Assessment Of A Community Based Surveillance System In The Yendi District Of The Northern Region Of Ghana." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/community-based-surveillance-a-descriptive-analysis-and-effectiveness-assessment-of-a-community-based-surveillance-system-in-the-yendi-district-of-the-northern-region-of-ghana