Factors of success and challenges in the implementation of the integrated disease surveillance and response systems in Africa

Francis Kasolo, MD, MSc, PhD, DTM&H RCP1, Helen Perry, PhD2, Peter Gaturuku, MD, DPH, MSC1, Zabulon Yoti, MD, DTM&H, MPH1, Fernando da Silveira, MD, MPH, MSc CD Epidemiology3, Sambe Duale, MD, MPH4 and Kevin Embrey, MPH5
(1)World Health Organization -Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville, (2)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, (3)World Health Organization –Inter Country Support Team Central Africa, Libreville, Gabon, (4)Africa 2010 Project, Washington, DC, (5)ASPH-CDC Public Health Fellow, Atlanta, GA