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Volume 28, Supplement—December 2022

Effects of COVID-19 on Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance Systems in the World Health Organization African Region, 2020

John Paul BigouetteComments to Author , Anna W. Callaghan, Morgane Donadel, Angela Montesanti Porter, Louie Rosencrans, Jacquelyn S. Lickness, Sara Blough, Xi Li, Robert T. Perry, A.J. Williams, Heather M. Scobie, Benjamin A. Dahl, Jeffrey McFarland, and Christopher S. Murrill
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of 154 STOP Program consultants in the World Health Organization’s African Region who responded to a survey on the effects of COVID-19 on vaccine-preventable disease surveillance systems, 2020*

Characteristics Value†
Number of countries with STOP respondents
27 (57)
Median number of STOP respondents per country (IQR)
4 (2–8)
STOP consultant administrative level of assignment‡
National 30 (19)
Provincial 53 (34)
District 64 (42)
7 (5)
STOP consultant role
Field epidemiologist 107 (70)
Communication specialists 26 (17)
Data manager 21 (14)

*Values are no. (%) except as indicated. IQR, interquartile range.

†Percentages may not equal 100% because of rounding.

‡Deployment location at time of survey response.

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