|Title:||Collaboration: the key to investigations of emerging and re-emerging diseases|
|Authors:||Hatch, Douglas L.|
Imam, Imam Z.
|Abstract:||Countries need teams of well trained epidemiologists with extensive field experience to work with clinicians and laboratory scientists to conduct prompt and effective outbreak investigations of epidemics. To identify these outbreaks of possible emerging or re-emerging problems, existing surveillance must be strengthened and the quality of data validated routinely. In addition, ministry of health officials and international agencies need an open, collaborative, scientific work environment. The best environment to design effective interventions and control measures to limit the impact of these newly identified problems on the public's health is one of cooperation and collaboration|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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