Table 2

AFP surveillance performance indicators in Ghanafrom 2008-2013
Year
Parameter Target 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of AFP cases investigated - 308 221 275 199 342
Annualized non-polio AFP rate 2/100,000 < 15 yrs population ≥2 2.48 1.83 2.2 1.64 2.69
Proportion of AFP cases with 2 stool specimens collected within 14 days of onset of paralysis 80% 75.4 79.2 82.5 84.4 86.7
Proportion of stool specimens arriving at national level within 3 days of being sent (%) 80% 86.6 87 84.7 85.9 86.0
Proportion of stool specimens arriving at national lab in good condition 90% 96.4 98.2 97.8 97.5 98.3
Proportion of stool specimens for which lab results were sent within 14 days of receipt at the lab (%) 80% 100 100 100 100 100
Proportion of stool specimens from which non-polio enterovirus was isolated (%) 10% 10 13.2 22.2 21.2 22

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