The African Field Epidemiology Network(AFENET) with support from USCDC is  leveraging on the existing country-based Acute Febrile Illness (AFI) surveillance activities in the West Africa region  to describe AFI etiologies, including the prevalence and active circulation of these etiologies, surveillance system in place and laboratory capacity within the region

Overview of AFI Surveillance in West Africa Project

  1. Review and understand the current AFI surveillance work and related activities
  2. Organize a three-day regional meeting of stakeholders, partners and experts
  3. Conduct an inventory of ongoing AFI surveillance activities
  4. Draft a work plan for the implementation of coordinated laboratory-based AFI surveillance


  1. AFI surveillance as an important component of Health security architecture linking AFI data to national system
  2. Identification of Sentinel surveillance sites and consideration for Event Based Surveillance (EBS) for AFI,
  3. Use of centers of excellence, Alternative diagnostics for AFI surveillance
  4. Use of digital diagnosis for AFI
  5. Use of multiplex bid assay, costs consideration,
  6. Cost evaluation of AFI surveillance, AFI and COVID-19
  7. AFI surveillance in the context of one health etc.