Field Experience in DC: Explore a Rural Community Surveillance System
The mobile to web sanitation surveillance system in Zambia has enabled unprecedented levels of sanitation uptake in rural areas. This simple system enables electronic entry and analysis of sanitation data through a database monitored by government partners and local chiefs. In this session, facilitators will assign participants to groups of four, and assign each of the group members a role in the surveillance system – Community Champions, Sanitation Action Groups, Environmental Health Technicians, and Surveillance Officers. Each group will receive a feature phone, a paper reporting form, and a deck of instructions designed to complicate the system, help participants better understand WASH interventions, and think through data quality issues. Participants will practice entering data and identifying data quality issues via a data dashboard.
Speaker: Laurie Markle, Akros