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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.)
close this folderII. COUNTRY REPORTS
close this folderB. People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
View the document1. Background
Open this folder and view contents2. Referral and Surveillance Systems
View the document3. Meningitis Epidemic Control Plan
View the document4. 1987-1988 Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemic in Addis Ababa
Open this folder and view contents5. Comments
View the document6. Data Collected

6. Data Collected

The data have been collected in the department of Epidemiology, in the Surveillance division and in the department of Statistics.

Information on this 1987-1988 epidemic has been gathered through interviews with the heads of these departments and of the Epidemic Control teams, from CDD division, and from the Addis Ababa Regional Health Directorate.

The collection of data on the first epidemic year (1987-1988), met the same problems as in Khartoum i.e. little information on 1988 and a lot of material on the 1989 epidemic.

The Ethiopian Calendar differs than the Gregorian Calendar and the use of Amharic in many documents brought two additional problems.

1. Data collected:

- N° of cases & deaths in AA/age/sex/month from Dec. 1987 - Aug. 1988

- Total N° cases/Kefitegna + age - sex in AA 1987-1988

- N° cases & deaths/region + sex & age dist.: Sept 88 - Aug. 89

- cases/origin/age/sex/outcome/hosp. per day in AA dec 1987-Apr. 88

- cases-deaths/month in AA 88-89

- cases/month/region 88-87-86-85-84

- cases per year 80 to 90

- vaccines & drugs distributed/region sept. 88 - feb 89

- csm vaccines received on Feb. 89 + donor

- vaccination for children, CBA & pregnant women in AA in 1989

- csm cases/deaths/region Sept. 89 - May 90

- csm cases/deaths/region + age & sex Sept. 89 - Aug. 90

- pop. distrib./age sex/region (1987)

2. Reports:

- 87-88 CSM epidemic report (April 88)

- 88-89 CSM epidemic in Ethiopia

- P. Moore report (1989)

- 1981 csm epidemic in Ethiopia

- Report on csm Sept. 89-Dec. 89/Sept. 89-Jan. 90. MOH. Department of Epidemiology

- Report on csm Nov. 88-April 89

3. Other Documents:

- Guidelines on the prevention and control of CSM epidemic

- monthly & weekly reporting forms

- Refugee report form

- Population and Housing sensus in AA (1984)

- Health Services Directory 1988

- Maps of Addis Ababa