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close this bookCerebrospinal Meningitis Epidemics and Surveillance Systems in the Sudan, Ethiopia and Chad (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, 1990, 40 p.)
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View the document5.1. On 1988 Epidemic
View the document5.2. On Epidemic Control Plan

5.1. On 1988 Epidemic

The detection of the epidemic was rapid but the response rather slow. The lack of resources, for example the lack of vehicles for the vaccination campaign, is partially responsible. More than anything else, it is the lack of preparation to respond that hampered the control of the epidemic. For example, forms for daily and weekly reports were developed only after the first month of the epidemic. Neither the amplitude of the outbreak nor the needs had been evaluated accurately. Requests for international assistance came late. There was no standardized treatment protocol. Despite the important number of NGOs in Khartoum, there was not any MOH-NGO coordination.