Launching a National Surveillance System After an Earthquake -- Haiti, 2010

August 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/6/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 30, p933
The article focuses on the National Sentinel Site Surveillance System (NSSS) which was launched after the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. NSSS was created to monitor trends of diseases, check outbreaks, and identify the target population of relief efforts. Data from sites associated with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are presented, including percentage of post-earthquake conditions. Efforts to improve data quality and to fulfill long-term surveillance needs are also noted.


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