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Community-based Surveillance of Infectious Diseases: A systematic review of drivers of success

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BMJ Global Health

Community-based surveillance may improve early detection and response to disease outbreaks by leveraging the capacity of community members to carry out surveillance activities within their communities. In 2021, the WHO published a report detailing the evidence gaps and research priorities around community-centered approaches to health emergencies. In response, we carried out a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence describing the drivers of the success of community-based surveillance systems.

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