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Establishment of a Sentinel Laboratory-Based Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network in Ethiopia
Description of establishment of an AMR sentinel surveillance system in Ethiopia.
Relevant Section: All
Antimicrobial Resistance: A Manual for Developing National Action Plans
This manual for developing national action plans to address antimicrobial resistance has been developed at the request of the World Health Assembly to assist countries in the initial phase of developing new, or refining existing national action plans in line with the strategic objectives of the Global Action Plan. It proposes an incremental approach that countries can adapt to the specific needs, circumstances and available resources of each individual country. Details of actions to be taken will vary according to national contexts.
Relevant Section: All, 9-12
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes in Health-care Facilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A WHO Practical Toolkit
The specific aim of the toolkit is to enable antimicrobial stewardship in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries.
Relevant Section: All
Government of Kenya National Action Plan on Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2022
National action plan for prevention and containment of AMR from Kenya.
Relevant Section: All
National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance: Government of India
AMR national action plan from India.
Relevant Section: All
Sample conceptual monitoring and evaluation framework for national action plans on antimicrobial resistance
Sample conceptual monitoring and evaluation framework for NAPs on antimicrobial resistance
Relevant Section: 1
Global Monitoring of Country Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Country self-assessment questionnaire
Global monitoring of country progress on AMR (self-assessment) - This questionnaire collects information oncountry progress on AMR for inclusion in the report to the World Health Assembly and for other organizations’ global reporting.
Relevant Section: 3-7
Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Together: Working Paper 1.0 Multisectoral coordination
Relevant Section: All, 14-15, 16-19
Turning Plans Into Action for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Working Paper 2.0 Implementation and coordination
This paper was developed to support AMR coordination committees and others tasked with addressing AMR at country level. Drawing on the published literature and the operational experience and expertise of different low- and middle-income countries, the paper points to six key strategies for success and offers a series of practical tips and suggestions on how to implement each one.
Relevant Section: 7-14, 23-25
Sample terms of reference for a national multisectoral coordinating group, for a national focal point and for a technical working group
Sample terms of reference for a national multisectoral coordinating group, for a national focal point and for a technical working group.
Relevant Section: 1-5
Situation Analysis and Recommendations: Antibiotic Use and Resistance in Kenya
Relevant Section: All
World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines: 21st List
Relevant Section: 8-15
The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines
Relevant Section: 62-142
WHO Methodology for Point Prevalence Survey on Antibiotic Use in Hospitals
Relevant Section: All
Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine
CIA List
Relevant Section: All
Operational principles for good pharmaceutical procurement
Relevant Section: 9-17
Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Inter-sectoral Engagement in Cameroon
Summary of the methodology, process and results from a zoonotic diasease prioritization in Cameroon.
Relevant Section: All
One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multi-Sectoral Engagement in Uganda
Summary of the methodology, process, and results of a zoonotic disease prioritization workshop in Uganda.
Relevant Section: All
One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multisectoral Engagement in Tanzania
Country specific zoonotic disease prioritization workshop reports from Tanzania
Relevant Section: 15-18
One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multisectoral Engagement in Burkina Faso
Country Specific zoonotic disease prioritization reports from Burkina Faso in French and English
Relevant Section: 9-13
Human and Animal Vaccination Delivery to Remote Nomadic Families, Chad
A review of field research on joint human and animal vaccination campaigns among nomadic pastoralists of Chad, advocating for intersectoral approaches for service delivery in similar remote rural, hard-to-reach settings
Relevant Section: All
Development of National Health Laboratory Policy and Plan
Development of National Health Laboratory Policy and Plan - Guide that provides the role of lab services in the health system and identifies essential elements of the national health lab policy and national health lab plan.
Relevant Section: 1-20
Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances
Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances (2013-2014) - Definitions of different categories of samples and guidelines for packaging, labeling, and documentation requirements for each.
Relevant Section: 1-34
Manual for the laboratory diagnosis and virological surveillance of influenza
Manual for the Laboratory diagnosis and virological surveillance of influenza - This manual includes a background on flu virology, epidemiology, control, and surveillance as well as a number of diagnostic test instructions and transport SOPs.
Relevant Section: 29-32, 43-115
Laboratory Quality Standards and their Implementation
Laboratory Quality Standards and their Implementation:  Highlights how to develop and implement quality Laboratorty standards that align with international norms and standards
Relevant Section: 7-27, 27-28
Laboratory Quality Management System Training Toolkit
Laboratory quality management system training toolkit: overview and tips for training design
Relevant Section: 1-34
An Efficient and Practical Approach to Biosecurity
Book detailing important steps for instituting a biosecurity system and legislation. The book builds from Denmark's process and lessons learned implementing a comprehensive biosecurity law and system.
Relevant Section: 29-36
Questionnaire: Biosecurity Gap Analysis--Facility Level
Example of a questionnaire for use in conducting a facility level biosecurity gaps assessment.
Relevant Section: 1-3
Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response: District Level Training Course Facilitator Guide
Facilitator guide for training materials for national and sub-national surveillance and response training.
Relevant Section: Module 3, Module 7, All
Handbook for Developing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Part A: Policies, Plans and Procedures
Guidance for developing PHEOC Policy plans and procedures
Relevant Section: All
Handbook for Developing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Part C: Training and Exercises
Training and exercising of PHEOCs
Relevant Section: All
Framework for a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre
Guidance for developing, exercising and managing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre
Relevant Section: All
Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
This document is from the IAEA's international safety standard series, co-sponsored by WHO and several other IOs. It provides high-level guidance on the requirements for preparedness and response to radiological and nuclear emergencies.
Relevant Section: All
Criteria for Use in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
This Safety Guide presents a coherent set of generic criteria (expressed numerically in terms of radiation dose) that form a basis for developing the operational levels needed for decision making concerning protective and response actions. The set of generic criteria addresses the requirements established in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2 for emergency preparedness and response, including lessons learned from responses to past emergencies, and provides an internally consistent foundation for the application of principles of radiation protection. The publication also provides a basis for a plain language explanation of the criteria for the public and for public officials.
Relevant Section: All
Iodine Thyroid Blocking: Guidelines for use in planning for and responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies
Iodine thyroid blocking: guidelines for use in planning for and responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies
Relevant Section: All
Arrangements for Preparedness for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
IAEA - GS-G-2.1 Under the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, one function of the IAEA is to collect and disseminate to States Parties and Member States information concerning methodologies, techniques and research data relating to emergency response. The primary objectives of this Safety Guide, co-sponsored by FAO, OCHA, ILO, PAHO and WHO, are to provide guidance on preparedness for and response to a nuclear or radiological emergency, to describe appropriate responses to a range of emergencies, and to provide background information on past experience, thereby helping the user to better implement arrangements that address the underlying issues.
Relevant Section: All
Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network Directory
The directory of the members of WHO REMPAN - Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response Network
Relevant Section: All
Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Programs as a Strategy to Improve Disease Surveillance and Response
This article describes the process and early results on the implementation of FETP-Frontline - a 3-month field training program targeting local Ministry of Health staff in over 20 countries to augment local public health capacity.
Relevant Section: All
Competencies for Population Health Professionals.
This report outlines a set of skills desirable for professionals that work in hospital, health system, public health, healthcare systems who are engaged in the assessment of population health needs and the development, delivery, and improvement of population health programs, services, and practices.
Relevant Section: All
Leveraging information technology to bridge the health workforce gap
This article discusses how new information and communication technologies can help to overcome healthcare workforce development challenges.
Relevant Section: All
Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly: Provisional agenda item 16.1 – Global health emergency workforce.
This document by the WHO-Director General contains a conceptual plan for a workforce established to respond to acute or protracted risks and emergencies with health consequences.
Relevant Section: All
Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world.
This article reports on the major findings of a Lancet Commission that sought to to develop a shared vision and a common strategy for holistic postsecondary education in medicine, nursing, and public health.
Relevant Section: 1951
Public health worker competencies for emergency response
This article provides results from a project that simed to develop emergency preparedness and response competencies for public health workers and reports on methods that may be used to develop competencies in other areas of public health practice.
Relevant Section: 80-81
Building Global Epidemiology and Response Capacity with Field Epidemiology Training Programs
This article provides the history of and describes the traditional 2-year Field Epidemiology Training Program that has been supported by CDC in many countries; it also describes the effect of these programs, their role in the development of a public health workforce, and how they are enhancing global health security.
Relevant Section: All
Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP): a pathway to sustainable public health capacity development
This review article describes the training model, outcomes, and impact of the Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program.
Relevant Section: All
Training and service in public health, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training, 2008 - 2014
This article presents an overview of the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program of Nigeria – describing its history, objectives, and successes from its establishment in 2008 through 2014.
Relevant Section: All
Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs in sub-Saharan Africa from 2004 to 2010: need, the process, and prospects
This article describes a process used to develop 10 Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs covering 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as a strategy to develop a locally trained public health workforce that can operate multi-disease surveillance and response systems
Relevant Section: All
What should the African health workforce know about disasters? Proposed competencies for strengthening public health disaster risk management education in Africa
This article presents competencies and training curricula that were identified through a collaboration between the World Health Organization and WHO-AFRO, describes the stages of their development, and proposes recommendations for their completion and integration into the curricula of African public health training institutions.
Relevant Section: All
Training the Global Public Health Workforce Through Applied Epidemiology Training Programs: CDC’s Experience, 1951–2011
This article describes the long history and experiences of the U.S. CDC in developing training programs for field epidemiologists and also describes more recent efforts to strengthen the competencies of different cadres of public health staff.
Relevant Section: All
TEPHINET Member Programs
List/overview of 71 global field epidemiology training programs.
Relevant Section: All
Replicating success: developing a standard FETP curriculum
This article describes the process that was used to develop a standard curriculum based on 15 public health competencies.
Relevant Section: All
Scaling Up, Saving Lives
This report calls for a rapid and significant scaling up of the education and training of health workers as part of a broader effort to strengthen health systems and highlights the importance of training to meet a country’s own health needs.
Relevant Section: Ch 3/4, Ch 8, Ch 7, Ch 5
Field Epidemiology Training Program Development Handbook
Complete Guideline for developing field epidemiology training programs
Relevant Section: Ch 2,Ch 4.1,Ch 3,Ch 6,Ch 5,Ch 8
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Management for Vulnerable Populations: Literature Review
This literature review seeks to describe promising communication strategies for public health emergency risk communication, summarize the quality and content of the existing peer-reviewed literature, and identify gaps in knowledge.
Relevant Section: All
Lessons of Risk Communication and Health Promotion — West Africa and United States
This article discusses the risk communication strategies used by the U.S. CDC in West Africa and the United States during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic and concludes with a summary of the lessons learned.
Relevant Section: All
Risk Communication and Public Health
This book covers the theoretical and research background on risk communication, presents a wide range of contemporary case studies, and concludes with an analysis of the lessons learned and recommendations for the future.
Relevant Section: Ch 5
Best Practices in Public Health Risk and Crisis Communication
This article presents a checklist of best practices that should be considered for public health risk and crisis communication plans.
Relevant Section: All
Making sense of communication interventions in public health emergencies – an evaluation framework for risk communication.
This article proposes framework for the evaluation of risk communication strategies that espouses an understanding of risk communication as an interactive, holistic, continuous and engaging activity that focuses on dialogue, intelligence gathering, and building relationships
Relevant Section: All
Health-Related Disaster Communication and Social Media: Mixed-Method Systematic Review
This review examines the body of literature on the best social media practices to promote health protection and dispel misinformation during disasters.
Relevant Section: All
What have we learned about communication inequalities during the H1N1 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature
This literature review characterizes the scientific literature that examined issues related to communications to the public during the H1N1 pandemic.
Relevant Section: 7-11
Responding to global infectious disease outbreaks: lessons from SARS on the role of risk perception, communication and management
This article examines the role that risk, and especially the perception and communication of risk played in driving the economic impact of 2003 SARS outbreak.
Relevant Section: All
What are the best ways to engage communities in emergency risk communication activities to respond to events/ contexts?
This literature review summarizes the best practices for engaging communities, in preparing for and responding to emergencies with public health implications
Relevant Section: 29-49
Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent Gray Literature on Ebola, Zika, and Yellow Fever
This rapid review focuses exclusively on gray literature and seeks to identify the lessons learned from recent Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever to improve emergency risk communication.
Relevant Section: 439-443
Ebola risk communication project in Liberia: Lessons in crisis communication
This report seeks to summarize and to discuss the types and qualities of Ebola-related communication strategies used in Liberia during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic.
Relevant Section: 79-85
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (Manual): Second Edition
This guidance document introduces the principles of and practical tools for risk communication during a crisis or emergency.
Relevant Section: Ch5,Ch7,Ch7,Ch4,Ch4,Ch6,Ch8/9
Risk communication in the context of Zika virus
This document is an example of interim guidance for effective risk communication for Zika virus transmission and potential complications from infection.
Relevant Section: All
Outbreak communication planning guide
This document seeks to provide guidance to help national authorities apply the World Health Organization outbreak communication principles to outbreak planning and preparation activities.
Relevant Section: All
Best practices for communicating with the public during an outbreak
This report describes infectious disease outbreaks and the many difficult challenges they present for communicators and identifies best practices for communication during an outbreak.
Relevant Section: All
Effective Media Communication during Public Health Emergencies
This guidance describes a seven-step process to assist officials and others to communicate effectively during emergencies.
Relevant Section: Step 3,Step 2,Step 4,Step 4,Step 5
Africa CDC Framework for Event-based Surveillance
This guidance document is intended to serve as an outline that can guide stakeholders interested in implementing event-based surveillance.
Relevant Section: All, Module 5/Module 2.2
Factors Influencing Community Event-based Surveillance: Lessons Learned from Pilot Implementation in Vietnam
The article describes lessons learned from the implementation of a pilot community event-based surveillance system – the lessons are now being used by the ministry of health in the national scale-up of the program.
Relevant Section: All
Event-Based Surveillance at Community and Healthcare Facilities, Vietnam
This article discusses the pilot of a community event-based surveillance system that resulted in the early detection and reporting of outbreaks, improved collaboration between relevant sectors, and increased community participation in surveillance and reporting.
Relevant Section: All
Early warning epidemic surveillance in the Pacific island nations: an evaluation of the Pacific syndromic surveillance system
This evaluation assess whether the a surveillance system is meeting its objectives, examines progress made since its last evaluation, and provides recommendations to enhance future performance..
Relevant Section: All
Event-based surveillance in Papua New Guinea: strengthening an International Health Regulations (2005) core capacity
This article reviews the event-based surveillance system of Papua New Guinea and evaluates its performance from 2009 to 2012, sharing lessons that may be useful to other low-resource public health practitioners working in surveillance
Relevant Section: All
Community-Based Surveillance: guiding principles
This document outlines the principles used by the IFRC to implement community based surveillance and empower communities to play an essential role in their own health security.
Relevant Section: All
Enhancing surveillance for early detection of Zika virus infection: strategies for the countries of Eastern Mediterranean Region
This study discusses appropriate surveillance strategies and frameworks for the detection of Zika virus infection (which, may also apply to other diseases carried by Aedes mosquitoes)
Relevant Section: All
Infectious Disease Surveillance in the Big Data Era: Towards Faster and Locally Relevant Systems
This article - an opinion piece - reflects on the history of infectious disease surveillance efforts and discusses recent developments related to use of big data for disease surveillance (e.g., Google Flue Trends).
Relevant Section: All
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) reporting protocol 2018
Preparing a National AMR Dataset and Guidelines for EARS Net.
Relevant Section: 18-35
Early detection, assessment and response to acute public health events: Implementation of Early Warning and Response with a focus on Event-Based Surveillance
This document aims to provide health authorities with guidance for implementing or enhancing the allhazards early warning and response within national surveillance systems.
Relevant Section: All
Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies
This document provides a standard framework and best practices for implementing an early warning and response network and its operation in the field, following humanitarian emergencies.
Relevant Section: Section 12, Section 5/Annex 3, Sections 15-17
Guide to Establishing Event-based Surveillance
This guide was developed to inform the design of event-based surveillance systems and presents a thorough comparison of event-based and indicator-based surveillance systems.
Relevant Section: All
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response.
Relevant Section: Sections 1/2 ,Section 3, Section 4, Sections 5/6, Section 7, Section 8
A Guide for Establishing, Operating and Evaluating an Emergency Operations Centre
This guide is based on an all-hazards approach and is intended to guide the efforts of community leaders, institutional policy makers, health services providers, emergency planners and managers, and others who are responsible for the management of the health-related consequences of emergency events.
Relevant Section: All,Chapter 5,Chapter 2,Chapter 4,All
A systematic review of public health emergency operations centres (‎EOC)‎
This literature review examines the peer-reviewed and grey literature in order to document global best practices for effective public health emergency response by EOCs; to identify indicators to monitor EOC performance; to describe risk communication in EOC settings; to outline research needs; and to identify standardized terminology.
Relevant Section: 30-32,All,35-36
Analysis of good practice of public health Emergency Operations Centers
This literature review focuses on public health emergency operations centers in the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Australia, with the intent of summarizing good practice for the improvement of other EOCs.
Relevant Section: All
Emergency preparedness: what every health care worker needs to know
This article reviews the basic concepts in emergency preparedness with an emphasis on integration into a health system.
Relevant Section: All
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
This document delineates the WHO’s roles , responsibilities, and approach for its work in emergencies.
Relevant Section: Chapter 3
First consultation meeting on a framework for public health emergency operations centres
This report summarizes the discussions and agreements at a consultative meeting focusing on emergency operations centers.
Relevant Section: 15-36
Framework for a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre
This document outlines the key concepts and essential requirements for developing and managing a public health emergency operations center.
Relevant Section: Chapter 5/Annex 2, Chapter 7, Chapter 7/Annex 7/8, Chapter 8, Chapter 4, Ch 7, Ch 7/8/Annex 7/8
From SARS to 2009 H1N1 Influenza: The Evolution of a Public Health Incident Management System at CDC
This article describes the U.S. CDC's challenges and solutions for including traditional public health response functions within the national incident management system.
Relevant Section: All
Handbook for Developing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Part A: Policies, Plans and Procedures
This document provides detailed guidance for developing and implementing policies, plans and procedures for the WHO’s framework for a public health emergency operations center.
Relevant Section: 19/All,9 to 11,All,All
Handbook for Developing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Part C: Training and Exercises
This document provides detailed guidance for developing and implementing trainings and exercises for the WHO’s framework for a public health emergency operations center.
Relevant Section: All
Incident Management System (Tiers 1 and 2)
This 3-hour training seeks to provide individuals with a foundational understanding of the World Health Organization’s Incident Management System (IMS) structure and its procedures.
Relevant Section: All
Principles of emergency management and emergency operations centers (EOC)
This book is based on more than four decades of experience and provides a clear and up-to-date understanding of how an EOC should operate within the guidance of various federal and national programs.
Relevant Section: 57-63 & 281-299,163-281
Public Health Emergency Operations Center - A critical component of mass gatherings management infrastructure
This article outlines the essential concepts, elements, design, and operational aspects of public health emergency operations centers during mass gathering events.
Relevant Section: 3 to 5
Summary report of systematic reviews for public health emergency operations centres
This WHO report summarized the methodology, results and conclusions of = four systematic reviews conducted on EOCS.
Relevant Section: All
Sustainable Model for Public Health Emergency Operations Centers for Global Settings
This article presents two case studies to examine how to develop sustainable models for public health emergency operation centers.
Relevant Section: All
Overview of Event-based Surveillance for Early Warning
Early detection, assessment and response to acute public health events: Implementation of Early Warning and Response with a focus on Event-Based Surveillance. WHO 2014
Relevant Section: All
Overview of Event-based Surveillance for Early Warning
Early detection, assessment and response to acute public health events: Implementation of Early Warning and Response with a focus on Event-Based Surveillance.
Relevant Section: All
Event Based Surveillance
Identify public health advantages of implementing EBS and early warning systems, Understand the contexts for indicator based (IBS) and event-based surveillance (EBS), Describe key terms in EBS and early warning, Identify the 3 phases of EBS (detect, verify, communicate), Identify resources needed to implement and sustain EBS activities
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Event Based Surveillance: Identifying EBS Signals for Priority Diseases
Describe EBS work protocols for detection of signals, Describe types of electronic or digital information that can be used as non-traditional/unstructured sources of data on public health event and use publicly accessible international sources to identify events of potential public health significance
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Event Based Surveillance: Signal Verification and Rapid Event Assessment
Describe a process for evaluating signals identified through systematic searches of electronic resource, how verification is an essential step in confirming thereality and characteristics of an EBS signal, the various steps of rapid event assessment for EBS, including and key resources for event assessment, including IHR annex 2, and available SOPs
Relevant Section: ALL
Event Based Surveillance: Registration and Reporting of Events
Define the objectives and process of event registration, Describe key data elements and outbreak metrics to capture by an event management system, Describe the objectives and process of event reporting, Describe key reporting products and describe the utility of developing an EBS database and analyzing EBS performance
Relevant Section: All
Event Verification and Rapid Assessment
Describe a process for evaluating signals identified through systematic searches of electronic resources, Describe how verification is an essential step in confirming the reality and characteristics of an EBS signal, Describe the various steps of rapid event assessment for EBS, including, Describe key resources for event assessment, including IHR annex 2, and available SOPs
Relevant Section: All
Event Based Surveillance – Module 4: Registration and Reporting of Events
Define the objectives and process of event registration, Describe key data elements and outbreak metrics to capture by an event management system, Describe the objectives and process of event reporting, Describe key reporting products, Describe the utility of developing an EBS database and analyzing EBS performance
Relevant Section: All
Event Based Surveillance, Module 5: Establishing an EBS Unit
Describe the daily workflow of an EBS unit (sequence of tasks to be performed). Identify the core competencies and specialized skills required to conduct EBS. Define key resources and tools necessary for an EBS Unit
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Event Based Surveillance, Module 6: EBS Wrap Up
Review the modules covered during the training, Review Epidemic Intelligence cascade and check knowledge, Review key definitions learned throughout the training
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Event Based Surveillance- Promed
Newly described or unknown diseases, epidemics, and outbreaks•Emergence of diseases in new areas or populations, Emphasis on diseases of plants and animals that might affect human populations, Upholds “One Health” and recognizes the importance of diseases that affect plants and animals of agricultural importance, as well as zoonoses
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Event Based Surveillance, Technology Deep Dive: EIOS
The Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) initiative is a unique collaboration between various public health stakeholders around the globe. It brings together new and existing initiatives, networks and systems to create a unified all-hazards, One Health approach to early detection, verification and assessment of public health risks and threats using open source information
Relevant Section: All
Event Based Surveillance, Overview of Verification and Assessment Tools: GIDEON
GIDEON is the “Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network, Global infectious disease database•GIDEON’s Infectious Disease section contains information on over 350 infectious diseases globally, Able to display the epidemiologic profile of a selected disease and list diseases that fit a set of epidemiological parameters, Able to review over 20,000 country specific notes and pre-travel information for travelers and medical practitioners for over 35,000 outbreaks
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Early detection, assessment and response to acute public health events: Implementation of Early Warning and Response with a focus on Event-Based Surveillance
The goal of this document is to provide national health authorities,and stakeholders supporting them, with guidance for implementing or enhancingthe all-hazardsEWARwithinnationalsurveillance systems.Itaimsto provide direction regarding the implementation ofsurveillance capacities,especially EBS,in ordertodetect and to respond rapidly to all acute health events and risksfromany origin.
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Africa CDC Event Based Surveillance Framework: Interim Version November 2018
The Framework for Event-based Surveillance offers guidance to public health practitioners seeking to implement EBS at each administrative level in their countries. This document has been organized in a modular fashion, Module 1:Introduction to the Framework for Event-based Surveillance, Module 2:Event-based surveillance at the national level, Module 3:Event-based surveillance at the intermediate level, Module 4:Health facility event-based surveillance, Module 5: Community-based surveillance.
Relevant Section: All
A Guide to Establishing Event-based Surveillance
In line with the recommendations of the Asia Pacific technical Advisory Group (tAG) on Emerging infectious diseases and in response to requests from Member States, the Who Western Pacific regional office has developed the following guide for the design of event-based surveillance systems.
Relevant Section: All
What we are watching – five top global infectious disease threats, 2012: a perspective from CCD’s Global Disease Detection Operations Cente
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) GlobalDisease Detection (GDD) Operations Center, established in early 2007, monitors infectious and non-infectious public health events to identify new or unexplained global public health threats and better positionCDC to respond, if public health assistance is requested or required. At any one time, the GDD OperationsCenter actively monitors approximately 3040 such public health threats; here we provide our perspective onfive of the top global infectious disease threats that we were watching in 2012: (1) avian influenza A (H5N1),(2) cholera, (3) wild poliovirus, (4) enterovirus-71, and (5) extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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Finding Outbreaks Faster
Rapid detection, reporting, and response to an infectious disease outbreak are critical to prevent localized health events from emerging as pandemic threats. Metrics to evaluate the timeliness of these critical activities, however, are lacking. Easily understood and comparable measures for tracking progress and encouraging investment in rapid detection, reporting, and response are sorely needed. We propose that the timeliness of outbreak detection, reporting, laboratory confirmation, response, and public communication should be considered as measures for improving global health security at the national level, allowing countries to track progress over time and inform investments in disease surveillance.
Relevant Section: All
Africa CDC Framework for Event-based Surveillance
This guidance document is intended to serve as an outline that can guide stakeholders interested in implementing event-based surveillance
Relevant Section: All, Module 5, Module 2.2
Factors Influencing Community Event-based Surveillance: Lessons Learned from Pilot Implementation in Vietnam.
The article describes lessons learned from the implementation of a pilot community event-based surveillance system – the lessons are now being used by the ministry of health in the national scale-up of the program.
Relevant Section: All
Factors Influencing Community Event-based Surveillance: Lessons Learned from Pilot Implementation in Vietnam
This article discusses the pilot of a community event-based surveillance system that resulted in the early detection and reporting of outbreaks, improved collaboration between relevant sectors, and increased community participation in surveillance and reporting
Relevant Section: All
Early warning epidemic surveillance in the Pacific island nations
This evaluation assess whether the a surveillance system is meeting its objectives, examines progress made since its last evaluation, and provides recommendations to enhance future performance..
Relevant Section: All
Enhancing surveillance for early detection of Zika virus infection: strategies for the countries of Eastern Mediterranean Region
This study discusses appropriate surveillance strategies and frameworks for the detection of Zika virus infection (which, may also apply to other diseases carried by Aedes mosquitoes)
Relevant Section: All
Early detection, assessment and response to acute public health events: Implementation of Early Warning and Response with a focus on Event-Based Surveillance
This document aims to provide health authorities with guidance for implementing or enhancing the allhazards early warning and response within national surveillance systems.
Relevant Section: All
Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies
This document provides a standard framework and best practices for implementing an early warning and response network and its operation in the field, following humanitarian emergencies
Relevant Section: Section 12
Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies
This document provides a standard framework and best practices for implementing an early warning and response network and its operation in the field, following humanitarian emergencies
Relevant Section: Section 5, Annex 3
Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies
This document provides a standard framework and best practices for implementing an early warning and response network and its operation in the field, following humanitarian emergencies.
Relevant Section: Section 5, Annex 3
Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies
This document provides a standard framework and best practices for implementing an early warning and response network and its operation in the field, following humanitarian emergencies
Relevant Section: Sections 15-17
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response.
Relevant Section: Sections 1,2
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response
Relevant Section: Section #
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response.
Relevant Section: Section 4
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response.
Relevant Section: Sections 5,6
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response.
Relevant Section: Section 7
Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region
These guidelines are intended to be used as (i) a general reference for surveillance activities, (ii) a resource for developing training, supervision and evaluation of surveillance activities, and (iii) a guide for improving early detection and preparedness for outbreak response.
Relevant Section: Section 8
Establishment of a National Inventory of Dangerous Pathogens in the Republic of Uganda
This article summarizes the process by which Uganda developed a national inventory of dangerous pathogen stocks.
Relevant Section: 170-172
Development of a Biosecurity Checklist for Laboratory Assessment and Monitoring
This peer-reviewed article contains a checklist for laboratories to use to assess the status of biosecurity. This biosecurity checklist is an information-gathering tool for external assessments and is aimed to assist organizations that handle valuable biological materials (VBMs), to assess the aspects of biosecurity and laboratory capacity.
Relevant Section: 85-86
Establishment of a National Inventory of Dangerous Pathogens in the Republic of Uganda
This article includes a description of how the Government of Uganda instituted a dangerous pathogen inventory. The methods section of the article summarizes the primary steps in the process.
Relevant Section: 170-172
COVID-19: Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak. Interim guidance, 25 March 2020
This document expands on the content of the WHO Operational planning guidelines to support country preparedness and response for COVID-19. It provides guidance on a set of targeted immediate actions that countries should consider at national, regional, and local level to reorganize and maintain access to essential quality health services for all. It complements existing and forthcoming WHO guidance on the wider implications of COVID-19 for health systems and cross-government strategies for responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including region-specific technical guidance being developed by WHO Regional Offices
Relevant Section: 7,8,9
GUIDE FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF INTEGRATED DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE IN THE CURRICULA OF HEALTH TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN THE WHO AFRICAN REGION
This guide provides an overview of the steps needed to routinely train staff on relevant surveillance protocols and links back to relevant training materials.
Relevant Section: 10-12
Operational guidance on rapid risk assessment methodology
This guidance document develops a methodology for rapid risk assessments undertaken in the initial stages of an event or incident of potential public health concern. It describes an operational tool to facilitate rapid risk assessments for communicable disease incidents at both Member State and European level. The tool comprises information tables and risk-ranking algorithms to give an estimate of risk posed by a threat.
Relevant Section: 5-20