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EPFH 2

This function includes:

• The capacity to carry out research and surveillance of epidemic outbreaks and communicable and non-communicable diseases models, behavioral factors, accidents, and exposure to toxic substances or environmental agents detrimental to health.
• The infrastructure of public health services designed to support the elaboration of population analyses, case studies, and general epidemiological research.
• Public health laboratories capable of performing fast analyses and processing large volumes of tests to identify and control new health threats.
• The development of active programs for epidemiological surveillance and infectious disease control.
• The capacity to connect with international networks that make it possible to better tackle the health problems of greatest concern.
• Strengthening and preparation of the NHA’s ability to conduct surveillance at a local level and produce rapid responses to control health problems or specific risks.

Indicators:

1. Surveillance system that identifies public health threats.
2. Competence and knowledge of epidemiology.
3. Capacity of public health laboratories.
4. Ability to respond to public health problems in a timely and effective manner.
5. Advisory services and technical support for the sub-national entities of public health.


EPHF 2: Regional Measurement Results 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:16

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