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Accession Number ADA566484
Title International Disease Surveillance Conference - Meeting Synposis.
Publication Date Sep 2011
Media Count 11p
Personal Author P. Baliga
Abstract In September 2011, the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) and the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), in collaboration with the Maldives National Defense Force and the Maldives Ministry of Health hosted a three day International Disease Surveillance Conference in the Maldives. Both military and civilian public health experts from ten nations (Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and the United States) were in attendance. The conference provided an open forum to discuss country-specific disease surveillance goals, successes and challenges, and methods of collaboration to accomplish these goals. The objectives of the conference were to: a) Share methods for incorporating clinical, laboratory and pharmacy reporting elements into surveillance systems. b) Learn about methods for assessing the effectiveness of disease surveillance systems. c) Share social, cultural, and environmental considerations in surveillance methods.
Keywords Arthropod borne diseases
Asia pacific region
Infectious diseases
Public health
South Asia

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Author Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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