YELLOW FEVER IN DRC/ANGOLA BORDER

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How vulnerable are households in the Angola/DRC border region to a yellow fever outbreak?

Assessing Vulnerabilities

GAINING UNDERSTANDING FOR A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

The US government needed rapid information on an emerging yellow fever epidemic along the border between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In June 2016, the World Health Organization announced emergency plans to vaccinate people living within 75-100 km (45-60 miles) of the border, with the objective of preventing the disease from spreading further. The US government needed to quickly assess households’ vulnerabilities to the mosquito-borne virus and understand how best to deliver a public awareness campaign.

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Assessment of Data for Estimates

INCLUDING ASSESSMENTS OF DYNAMICS FOR VULNERABLE DEMOGRAPHICS
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Bed net coverage

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Access to improved sanitation facilities

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Housing quality

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Radio ownership

Fraym first created a custom geographic region encompassing the Angola-DRC border region. Next, we generated reliable estimates for a range of relevant indicators, which closely mapped to disease prevention, socio-economic status, and media consumption. Examples include: bed net coverage, access to improved sanitation facilities, housing quality, and radio ownership and usage patterns. Furthermore, Fraym disaggregated several of these measures to assess dynamics for especially vulnerable demographic groups, such as children under five years of age.

SOLUTION

By creating a custom geographic region, we were able to generate reliable estimates for relevant indicators, such as disease prevention, socio-economic status, and media consumption.

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