Emerging disease surveillance and response

Issues and Strategy

Major Issues

In recent years WHO’s Western Pacific Region has experienced significant outbreaks of novel infectious diseases and other outbreak-prone diseases. These outbreaks have revealed weaknesses in the public health infrastructure of many countries and areas in the Region.


Strategy

Reduce the risk of emerging and outbreak-prone diseases. Strengthen early detection of outbreaks of emerging and outbreak-prone diseases. Strengthen information management for early detection of outbreaks of emerging and outbreak-prone diseases. Strengthen preparedness for emerging diseases. Develop sustainable technical collaboration within the Region

Contact us

World Health Organization
Western Pacific Regional Office
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Philippines
Email: outbreak@wpro.who.int