Sentinel surveillance of invasive bacterial vaccine-preventable diseases and rotavirus gastroenteritis
Other TitlesReport of an intercountry workshop WHO Regional Office for SEA, New Delhi, 20-21 June 2013
AbstractAn intercountry workshop on sentinel surveillance of invasive bacterial vaccine-preventable diseases (IB-VPD) and rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) was held from 20 to 21 June 2013, in New Delhi, India. The objective of the consultation was to further strengthen sentinel surveillance of IB-VPD and RVGE with a view to generating evidence on disease burden due to these diseases in the South-East Asia Region. The workshop brought together participants from WHO-coordinated sentinel surveillance sites, other sentinel surveillance networks in Member States, sentinel surveillance site laboratories/national laboratories, regional reference laboratories for IB-VPD and RVGE surveillance, the Regional Office for South-East Asia and WHO headquarters. Participants were provided with updates on the global and regional status of IB-VPD and RVGE surveillance and laboratory networks, as well as global expectations for standardizing laboratory practice and data management. Furthermore, participants agreed upon the initial step of incorporating IB-VPD and RVGE surveillance into existing vaccine-preventable disease surveillance in respective countries. The report includes the proceedings of the technical sessions, outcomes of the group work, and recommendations made by participants to further strengthen sentinel surveillance of RVGE and IB-VPD in the WHO South-East Asia Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Sentinel surveillance of invasive bacterial vaccine-preventable diseases and rotavirus gastroenteritis. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206355