A new opportunity for connected and real-time case-based surveillance in African countries.
Burkina Faso is one of the countries in the African meningitis belt most affected by the disease.
Since January 2018, the country has put in place an electronic real-time and connected data management system for case-based meningitis surveillance (STELab), which integrates both the epidemiological and the laboratory data entered at district, regional and central levels.
EpiLinks has documented the STELab experience in Burkina Faso, with the objectives of describing the system, its implementation, and costs. The evaluation also addressed the keys to success and sustainability, as well as the potential for integration with other diseases and the conditions to be met for replicability in another country.