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Disease Surveillance Systems

Although in the context of less developed countries they are often criticised as being too complicated and expensive, disease surveillance systems still play a major role in todays health management information and reporting systems.

There are quite a number of different types of disease surveillance systems, which are (sometimes very emotionally) discussed. They all have their strengths and weaknesses and are applied mainly depending on the needed quality in relation to the neccessary expenses. I got mainly in contact with

In the publications section, you can find a presentation by my former colleague Yazoumé Yé and me on how to combine these two.

This site was created and web-published by Uwe Wahser (uwe@wahser.de) in June 2001.
Last update: November 2002.