Role of village health volunteers in avian influenza surveillance in Thailand
AbstractThe importance of community-based surveillance is the detection and reporting of diseases from within the community usually by local people or leaders who have received basic instruction on how to recognize certain conditions. In addition the immediate reporting of a disease with epidemic potential should be followed by an equally immediate response. In this book, one can identify the success achieved through the innovative use of Village Health Volunteers(VHVs).This document describes the VHV system in Thailand in general and also provides an insight into the role of VHVs in early warning, surveillance and rapid response for avian/pandemic influenza.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2007). Role of village health volunteers in avian influenza surveillance in Thailand. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205876