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Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response: Stories & Blogs

Image of Abuja Nigeria, site of IDSR work.

Image of Abuja Nigeria, site of IDSR work.

Learn more about IDSR work and accomplishments through our stories and blogs.

Improving National Surveillance and Response Systems One Country at a Time
Close interaction between Ethiopian herder and camels, captured in 2011. (Source: Hardeep Sandhu)

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa taught us how easily a deadly disease can spread worldwide when effective surveillance and response systems are not in place to quickly detect and control infectious diseases from spreading. CDC and World Health Organization/Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) made it a priority to improve both systems.

Nigeria: How Being Prepared Avoided a Tragedy
A Nigeria FETP resident and two data collectors hike down extrememly difficult terrain to reach underserved settlements.

Nigeria’s experience with Ebola shows us how having trained experts in place can make the difference when confronting unexpected health threats.

FETP Work in South Sudan Benefits the Whole World
Epidemiologists working in South Sudan

IDSR’s efforts in South Sudan are improving the public health workforce across the country.