Global Surveillance during an Influenza Pandemic This document outlines the critical information that should be collected during different time periods in the course of an influenza pandemic. It also provides guidance for reporting such information to WHO and describes the processes that WHO will use to disseminate critical information and to ensure that it is available to the relevant audience.
A Guide to Establishing Event-based Surveillance pdf, 1.12Mb Event-based surveillance is the organized and rapid capture of information about events that are a potential risk to public health. This document provides guidance on setting up event-based surveillance systems and describes how they can contribute to the overall effectiveness of communicable diseases surveillance.
WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning The objective of pandemic planning is to enable countries to be prepared to recognize and manage an influenza pandemic. This document provides a systematic framework to assist health authorities in planning for an influenza pandemic. Specifically, Chapters 2 and 3 provide guidance for surveillance systems and case investigation in the inter-pandemic, pre-pandemic and pandemic phases.