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Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)

Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)

Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) was adopted in 1998 by the Member States of the WHO Regional Office for Africa to improve the availability and use of data for more timely detection, confirmation, and response to the leading causes of illness, death, and disability.  In 2006, the Member States recommended that the International Health Regulations (2005) [link] be implemented using the IDSR framework, especially for strengthening core capacities for surveillance and response.  Because IDSR provides practical steps for implementing a comprehensive public health disease surveillance and response systems, it has been applied in other WHO regions including SEARO and EMRO. 

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Country Programs and Partnerships

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) includes 46 Member States...

Progress of IDSR

In June of 2010, a self-assessment questionnaire was administered to the 46 Member States...

Tools and Resources

Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region, 2nd Edition – 2010

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