Issue

Strengthening functional indicator- and event-based surveillance systems that are able to detect events of significance for public health and animal health is a critical activity for global health security.  The Surveillance Action Package strives to facilitate improved country and regional capacity to analyze and link data from and between strengthened surveillance systems for more timely and accurate disease and outbreak detection. 

Mandate

This Action Package seeks to facilitate improved functioning of public health surveillance systems capable of identifying potential events of concern for public health and health security.

Strategic Objectives

  • Strengthen foundational indicator (syndromic) and event-based surveillance systems to be able to detect events of significance for public health (animal, human, environment) and health security.
  • Improve communication and collaboration across sectors and between sub-national, national, regional and global levels of authority regarding surveillance of events of public health significance.
  • Improve country and regional capacity to analyze and link data from and between different sectors through establishing real-time surveillance systems, including interoperable, interconnected electronic reporting systems.
  • Advance in fulfilling the core capacity requirements for surveillance in accordance with the International Health Regulations and the World Organization for Animal Health’s standards

Country Commitments

Contributing Countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mali, Moldova, Norway, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America

Contributing International Organizations: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), World Health Organization (WHO)