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Title: A critical review of the infectious diseases surveillance system in the Gaza Strip
Authors: Awad, R.
Al Rahman Omer, A.
Abu Shahla, N.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: The development and strengthening of national surveillance systems is a key part of communicable disease control. This review article describes and evaluates the Palestinian surveillance system and discusses the role of the epidemiology departments and other health providers in Gaza Strip in reporting infectious diseases, considers the use of the data collected, and makes recommendations for strengthening infectious diseases surveillance. Underreporting of infectious diseases remains a major problem in communicable diseases surveillance. Recommendations include the unification of the reporting forms between different health providers, increased involvement of health providers in reporting of infectious diseases, and complete separation of surveillance and clinical activities in epidemiology departments
Description: 274-279
Keywords: Bias [Epidemiology]
Communicable Disease Control
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Disease Notification
Epidemiologic Methods
Needs Assessment
Population Surveillance
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Subject: Communicable Diseases
ISSN: 1020-3397
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