U.S. Government engagement in support of global disease surveillance
- Heal the world. // New Scientist;10/25/2014, Vol. 224 Issue 2992, p1
The authors argue that the Ebola virus disease epidemic is an example of how local phenomena can have global consequences. Topics include the impact of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) international public health emergency declaration, the gaps and inconsistencies in global infectious...
- Comprehensive effective and efficient global public health surveillance. McNabb, Scott J. N. // BMC Public Health;Jan2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 10, p1
At a crossroads, global public health surveillance exists in a fragmented state. Slow to detect, register, confirm, and analyze cases of public health significance, provide feedback, and communicate timely and useful information to stakeholders, global surveillance is neither maximally effective...
- Physical Activity Surveillance: Providing Public Health Data for Decision Makers. Galuska, Deborah A.; Fulton, Janet E. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Sep2009 Supplement, Vol. 6, pS1
In this article the author discusses physical activity surveillance across the globe and its impact on public health. He is critical of surveillance methods which are used currently and suggests that new methods should be developed to meet the information needs of public health practitioners...
- South Asian nations pledge to work together to prevent disease. // Nation's Health;Jun99, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p12
Discusses the efforts of South Asian Infectious Disease Network to safeguard the public health in the region. Memorandum of understanding over the control of infectious disease; Significance of the collaboration; Comments from Mohammad Akhter, executive director of the American Public Health...
- 2010 THE YEAR OF THE LUNG. James, Adrienne // Australian Nursing Journal;Apr2010, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p41
The article discusses the 2010 Year of the Lung campaign which aims to raise global awareness about the importance of lung health, research and disease prevention initiatives.
- International Health Regulations (2005) and the U.S. Department of Defense: building core capacities on a foundation of partnership and trust. Johns, Matthew C.; Blazes, David L. // BMC Public Health;Jan2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 10, p1
A cornerstone of effective global health surveillance programs is the ability to build systems that identify, track and respond to public health threats in a timely manner. These functions are often difficult and require international cooperation given the rapidity with which diseases cross...
- Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2004â€“July 2005. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;12/14/2005, Vol. 294 Issue 22, p2839
Presents the study, "Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2004-July 2005," which assesses the efforts of the World Health Assembly to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Research methods are mentioned and statistics given for the endemic disease in Africa, including Ghana and...
- Global AIDS surveillance--Part 1. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;11/26/99, Vol. 74 Issue 47, p401
Focuses on the global surveillance of HIV/AIDS pandemic as of 1999. Number of reported cases in Africa and Europe regions; Rate of infected million people; Comparison of cases in 1998 and 1999; Prevalence of the disease in women.
- An integrated approach to communicable disease surveillance. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;1/7/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p1
Examines an integrated approach to communicable disease surveillance. Reliance of effective communicable disease control on effective response systems; Function of surveillance systems; Disadvantages of outdated surveillance systems.