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Table 2 Key stakeholders’ perceptions on the attributes of the South African Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System by role, training and participation on committees in 2015, (%)

From: Survey of the perceptions of key stakeholders on the attributes of the South African Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

  Acceptability Flexibility Simplicity Timeliness Usefulness
Overall sample (N = 107a) 25 51 74 45 61
Area of Responsibility
 Health Management 14 50 100 86 100
 Disease Detection 30 44 75 38 56
 Disease Control and Response 27 50 72 46 58
 Other 0 100 50 0 60
Training in the NDSS 29 61 77 41 68
Participation on NDSS Committees
 National Outbreak Response Team 29 49 70 45 50
 Provincial Outbreak Response Team 23 53 100 52 79
 Malaria Elimination Committee 13 64 71 33 67
 Surveillance Forum 30 50 74 47 57
 EPI Committee 31 57 73 35 61
  1. NDSS notifiable disease surveillance system
  2. EPI expanded programme on immunisations
  3. a = 7 participants did not record their perceptions on the NDSS