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Table 2 Major contribution of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance to surveillance for other diseases and constraints to disease surveillance in 32 African countries – 2000

From: Polio eradication initiative in Africa: influence on other infectious disease surveillance development

Contribution of AFP Surveillance n (%)
Improvement of disease surveillance 12 (38)
Improved infrastructure or resources 7 (22)
Increase awareness about surveillance or capacity building 7 (22)
Increased personnel for surveillance 3 (9)
Constraints to Disease Surveillance   
Lack of staff 9 (28)
Lack of funds 7 (22)
Lack of vehicles or fuel 3 (9)
Lack of training 2 (6)
Lack of political commitment 1 (3)
Total 32