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Current Issue - GWER 52 (January 01 2018)

The total all-cause weekly notifiable disease morbidity for the week (as per IDSR Weekly Summary Reporting Form) was 1,352 with 11 deaths (meningitis-9, maternal deaths-1 and Human Rabies-1). Acute watery diarrhoea in persons aged>5 years was the highest proportion of cases reported and contributed 54.9% of the notifiable diseases during Week 52. As at Week 52, the top three conditions in the country were Acute watery diarrhoea in persons aged>5 years, Influenza-like illness and Diarrhoea with blood. Read more

In this issue
  • AFP - All regions except Ashanti and Greater achieve the non-Polio AFP rate of 2.0
  • Meningitis - Three districts cross the alert threshold.
  • Yellow Fever Surveillance - Ashanti, Central, and Greater Accra regions fail to achieve the surveillance reporting target.
  • Top Disease conditions for the year - The top three disease conditions for the year were Acute watery diarrhoea above 5 years, influenza-like illness and Diarrhoea with blood.

The overall performance of the regions ranged between 84.0% (Ashanti region) and 100.0% (Brong-Ahafo, Eastern, Upper East, Volta and Western) [Table 1].

The expected percentage for districts reporting suspected Measles or Yellow Fever as of Week 52 was 80.0%.

All regions achieved set targets for both Measles and Yellow Fever surveillance except Ashanti, Central, and Greater Accra regions which failed to achieve for Yellow fever surveillance

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Ashanti and Greater Accra regions failed to achieve the non-Polio performance indicator
  2. Three districts in alert threshold for meningitis
  3. The top three disease conditions for the year were Acute watery Diarrhoea above 5 years, Influenza-like illness and and Diarrhoea with blood
  4. Ashanti, Central and Greater failed to achieve the surveillance reporting target for Yellow fever.

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