Main site navigation

Report

 

Authors
Steering Committee, National Communicable Diseases Surveillance Strategy and Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services on behalf of the Chief Health Officers of Australia
Title
National Communicable Diseases Surveillance Strategy
Imprint
Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, Canberra, n/d, 22 pp
Url
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content ncdss.pdfhttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Contenthttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf
Abstract

"The proposed National Communicable Diseases Surveillance Strategy is an initiative of the Chief Health Officers of Australia. Its aim is to reduce the social and economic impact of communicable diseases on the Australian population, through the provision of a national framework to monitor communicable diseases and plan and prioritise interventions. This proposed strategy is to be based on existing infrastructure and legislative mandates. The Strategy emphasises the need for the co-ordination of national surveillance for the planning and prioritisation of interventions, the optimal use of laboratory science in communicable disease management and the availability of an effective response capacity for outbreaks of national significance." Implementation plan covers August 1996 through to December 1999.

Related Entries

Countries

Topics