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close this bookWHO Recommended Surveillance Standards (WHO; 1999; 157 pages)
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentAcronyms
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentNational Coordination of Communicable Disease Surveillance
View the documentExplanatory notes
View the documentSurveillance activities: criteria and WHO Department
View the documentCommunicable disease contacts in Regional Offices
open this folder and view contentsDiseases
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View the documentAnnex 1 Software free and in the public domain
View the documentAnnex 2 Proposed surveillance definitions
View the documentAnnex 3 Role and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping for epidemiological surveillance
 

Surveillance activities: criteria and WHO Department

SELECTION CRITERIA

LOCATION

CONTACT

Targeted for eradication (9GPW 6.1)

 

- dracunculiasis

DRA/CEE

N. Zagara

 

- poliomyelitis

HTP/VAB

B. Aylward

Targeted for elimination (9GPW 6.2)

 

- American trypanosomiasis/Chagas disease

TDR/TDF

A. Moncayo

 

- leprosy

CDS/CEE

D. Daumerie

 

- lymphatic filariasis

CDS/CEE

E. Ottesen

 

- measles

HTP/VAB

A. Henao-Restrepo

 

- neonatal tetanus

HTP/VAB

M. Neill

Targeted for reduced incidence/prevalence (9GPW 6.3)

 

- hepatitis B

HTP/VAB

J. Wenger

 

- malaria

CDS/CPC

A. Rletveld

 

- tuberculosis

CDS/CPC

M. Raviglione

Targeted for reduced transmission (9GPW 6.4)

 

- AIDS/HIV

CDS/CSR

S. Lazzari

   

UNAIDS

B. Schwartlander

Diseases submitted to International Health Regulations

 

- cholera

CDS/CSR

E. Tikhomirov

 

- plague

CDS/CSR

E. Tikhomirov

 

- yellow fever

CDS/CSR

R. Arthur

Other international surveillance/control programmes

 

- African trypanosomiasis

CDS/CSR

J. Jannin

 

- anthrax

CDS/CSR

O. Cosivi

 

- brucellosis

CDS/CSR

O. Cosivi

 

- CJD & variants

CDS/CSR

F. Meslin

   

CIP/RPC

C. Bolis

 

- dengue

CDS/CSR

R. Arthur

   

CDS/CTD

M. Nathan

 

- diphtheria

HTP/VAB

J. Wenger

 

- endemic dysentery

CDS/CSR

M. Neira

 

- Haemophilus influenzae type b disease

HTP/VAB

J. Wenger

 

- hepatitis C

CDS/CSR

D. Lavanchy

 

- influenza

CDS/CSR

D. Lavanchy

 

- leishmania/HIV co-infections

CDS/CSR

P. Desjeux

 

- leishmaniasis

CDS/CSR

P. Desjeux

 

- leptospirosis

CDS/CSR

O. Cosivi

 

- meningococcal meningitis (CSM)

CDS/CSR

E. Tikhomirov

 

- onchocerciasis

AFRO/OCP

A. Daribi

 

- pertussis (whooping cough)

HTP/VAB

P. Duclos

 

- rabies

CDS/CSR

F. Meslin

 

- salmonellosis (animal)

CDS/CSR

K. Stöhr

 

(food borne)

SDE/PHE

Y. Motarjemi

 

- schistosomiasis & intestinal parasites

CDS/CPC

L. Savioli

Surveillance by syndrome or transmission route

 

- acute respiratory infections

CHS/CAH

D. Robinson

 

- antimicrobial resistance

CDS/CSR

E. Tikhomirov

 

- anti-tuberculosis drug resistance

CDS/CSR

M. Espinal

 

- diarrhoeal diseases

CHS/CAH

J. Bryce

 

- foodborne diseases

SDE/PHE

Y. Motarjemi

   

CDS/CSR

K. Stöhr

 

- sexually transmitted disease syndromes

CHS/SHI

A. Gerbase

 

- viral haemorrhagic fevers

CDS/CSR

R. Arthur

 

- zoonoses not otherwise specified

CDS/CSR

F. Meslin

Related global surveillance activities

 

- cancer registry

IARC*

D. Parkin

 

- health and demographic data, causes of death, life tables, mortality trends

EIP/GPE

O. Frank

 

* International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Regional surveillance

AFRO

P. Lusamba

 

EMRO

B. Sadrizadeh

 

EURO

S. Litvinov

 

PAHO

S. Corber

 

SEARO

V. Kumar

 

WPRO

R. Muto

 

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