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Table 6 Implementation of specific activities at MBDS XB sites

From: Local cross-border disease surveillance and control: experiences from the Mekong Basin

Description (Item) Percentage reporting “Yes”
ALL Pairs Singles Cambodia Thailand Vietnam
Number of sites 15 7 8 6 4 2*
Cross-border (XB) Cooperation
Maintain list of contact info for XB counterparts 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Have a basic package of activities for your site 86% 86% 86% 83% 75% 100%
Shared surveillance information as required 93% 100% 86% 100% 100% 100%
Participated in at least one meeting with another XB site in the past 6 months 57% 43% 71% 83% 50% 50%
Participated in at least one supervisory visit in the last 6 months 57% 57% 57% 67% 25% 100%
Ever participated in joint outbreak investigation 79% 71% 86% 67% 75% 100%
Participated in at least one outbreak investigation, TTX or drill past 12 months 57% 43% 71% 50% 50% 100%
Average number (of 7 possible) 5.3 5.0 5.6 5.5 4.8 6.5
Animal-human interface and community-based surveillance
Maintain list of priority zoonotic diseases 86% 86% 86% 83% 100% 50%
Maintain a list of contact information for local animal & human health counterparts 79% 86% 71% 83% 75% 50%
Participated in outbreak investigation, TTX or drill that at addressed the interface between animal and human health in the past 12 months 57% 43% 71% 50% 50% 100%
Regularly share surveillance reports between animal and human health sectors 64% 57% 71% 67% 25% 100%
Have list of suspected diseases or events to report via community-based surveillance 71% 57% 86% 67% 50% 100%
Have tested (pilot) or implemented community-based surveillance past 6 months 36% 14% 57% 50% 0% 100%
Community-based surveillance fully operational at site 57% 29% 86% 83% 25% 50%
Average number (of 7 possible) 4.5 3.7 5.3 4.8 3.3 5.5
Human resource/epidemiology capacity
At least 1 person at site has participated in short- or long-term epidemiology course 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
ICT capacity
XB site has ICT hardware/software installed, including updates. 93% 100% 86% 100% 100% 33%
XB site has received ICT training, including updates as needed. 79% 86% 71% 100% 100% 33%
XB site has access to ICT support when needed. 93% 100% 86% 100% 100% 33%
XB site routinely uses ICT for surveillance. 93% 100% 86% 100% 100% 33%
Average number (of 4 possible) 3.6 3.9 3.3 4.0 4.0 2.0
Laboratory capacity
Site has laboratory for detecting/diagnosing at least 1 priority disease 71% 86% 57% 83% 75% 0%
Site has timely access to lab testing for all priority diseases 36% 57% 14% 33% 75% 0%
Laboratory at or serving your site participated in proficiency testing past 12 months 50% 43% 57% 67% 50% 0%
Average number (of 3 possible) 1.6 1.9 1.3 1.8 2.0 0.0
Risk communications (RC)
At least 1 person at your site has received risk communications training 64% 71% 57% 83% 50% 0%
Your site has used (in a real situation) or tested (via exercise) RC past 12 months 43% 43% 43% 67% 50% 0%
Average number (of 2 possible) 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.5 1.0 0.0
Overall average number (of 24 possible) 17.0 16.6 17.4 18.7 16.0 15.0
  1. *Only 2 of the 3 sites in Vietnam reported this information.