7.7 Key points

Treatment and immunisation activities are monitored from the start to the end of the outbreak.

Monitoring treatment availability on a weekly basis permits distribution strategy planning; the number of treatments distributed should be greater than the number of reported cases, and the case fatality rate should be acceptable.

The vaccination coverage indicator is essential to evaluating the effectiveness of the immunisation strategy.

The vaccine utilisation rate is an indicator of the quality of the vaccination teams’ work.

The intervention report should be accurate, concise and structured.

An evaluation of the outbreak response allows a critical look at a number of aspects (effectiveness, accessibility, responsiveness, safety, quality and resource mobilisation) and recommendations for improving future interventions.

Vaccine effectiveness can be measured if there is doubt about the impact of vaccination.