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Report of a global meeting on communicable disease surveillance, including epidemic-prone and/or vaccine-preventable diseases. Cairo, Egypt, 24-25 January 2001

WHO/CDS/CSR/NCS/2002/4

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Report of a global meeting on communicable disease surveillance, including epidemic-prone and/or vaccine-preventable diseases. Cairo, Egypt, 24-25 January 2001

Abbreviations
Executive summary

1. Introduction
2. Summary of opening address
3. Joint meeting
    
3.1 Objectives
     3.2 Expected outcome
     3.3 Meeting process
4. Key lessons learned from presentations and discussions
    
4.1 Multi-disease approach: overview and application
     4.2 Maximizing the impact of AFP surveillance
     4.3 African Region (AFR): common approaches to vaccine-preventable and 
          epidemic-prone disease   surveillance – regional, intercountry and country  perspectives
     4.4 European Region (EUR): the regional surveillance networks
     4.5 Western Pacific Region (WPR): experiences, issues and prospects for integration
    
4.6 Region of the Americas (AMR): opportunities for collaboration
     4.7 South-East Asia Region (SEAR): collaborative activities in the Region
     4.8 Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR): integrated disease surveillance – challenges and
           lessons learned
     4.9 Material and methods for a joint approach
5. Multi-disease surveillance: guiding principles, discussions and recommendations
  
  5.1 Guiding principles
     5.2 Summary of discussions
     5.3 Recommendations
6. Multi-disease surveillance: opportunities for joint work, and recommendations
    
6.1 Surveillance of epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases: opportunities for
            joint work
     6.2 Region-specific recommendations from the regional   working group
     6.3 Recommendations from the regions to HQ
     6.4 Recommendations by the HQ working group

Annex 1: Summaries of the presentations given at the joint CSR and V&B meeting

Annex 2: Agenda

Annex 3: List of participants

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