The objective of this study was to evaluate the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system in northern Ghana. The DHIMS2 has improved the availability of IDSR reports, but the quality of data reported is not sufficient. Particularly the inconsistencies between weekly and monthly data need to be addressed. Moreover, support for and communication within the IDSR system is inadequate and calls for attention.
Author: Adokiya MN, Awoonor-Williams JK, Barau IY, Beiersmann C, Mueller O
Publication date: February 2015
Source: BMC Public Health