Geo-tracking system enhances polio response in Congo

Since the Republic of Congo first confirmed a case of cVDPV1 in March 2023 (the first such detection in more than two decades), the country has been pioneering the deployment of Geospatial Tracking Systems (GTS) to help curb further transmission.

Geospatial Tracking Systems have a critical role to play in the monitoring of vaccination teams during polio outbreak response campaigns. With support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the rest of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the mobile application was most recently utilized in Brazzaville during a national vaccination campaign from June 9 to 11, 2023, led by Congo’s Ministry of Health. Read more on the WHO Afro website.


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