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Table 3 A summary of responses to key questions used to assess usefulness, simplicity and timeliness at the farmer level

From: Stakeholders’ perceptions on performance of the Livestock Disease Surveillance system in Uganda: A case of Pallisa and Kumi Districts

Variable Pallisa (frequency of respondents) Kumi (frequency of respondents) Overall frequency of respondents (%)
Report disease outbreaks
 Yes 380 371 751 (97.3)
 No 5 16 21 (2.7)
Where disease outbreaks are reported
 Community leader 19 10 29 (3.8)
 Sub-County Veterinary Officer 281 325 590 (78.5)
 DVO 85 52 133 (17.7)
Interventions used
 Quarantine 193 252 433 (57.6)
 Vaccination 98 108 201 (26.7)
 Treatment 94 27 118 (15.7)
Whether interventions are effective
 Yes 300 321 222 (29.6)
 No 85 66 529 (70.4)
Methods used to report outbreaks
 Visit veterinary office 212 317 529 (68.5)
 Other (telephone veterinary office, send a letter) 173 70 243 (31.5)
Feedback after reporting
 No feedback 23 43 66 (8.5)
 Visited by technical people 362 344 706 (91.5)
Average time interval between reporting and intervention
 1 day (12 or 24 h) 316 287 603 (78.1)
 1 week (7 days) 65 100 165 (21.4)
 1 month (30 days) 4 0 4 (0.5)
Measures to improve reporting and timely intervention
 Form farmers taskforce 54 49 103 (13.3)
 Sensitize farmers 21 38 59 (7.6)
 Form farmers task force and sensitize farmers 310 300 610 (79.1)