Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance (2011)




Edited by E. Funari, T. Kistemann, S. Herbst and A. Rechenburg
2011, v + 121 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 0241 7

This guidance is intended to assist the countries that are Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health and other countries in establishing and/or strengthening their detection and early warning systems, contingency plans and capacity to respond to outbreaks of water-related disease. The guidance reviews the main threats to health related to water services, recalls basic concepts of epidemiology and disease surveillance and advises on data management and analysis. It will therefore also support countries' efforts towards national and international health security, in line with the International Health Regulations (2005). The Parties to the Protocol approved this guidance in November 2010.