Accession Number:

ADA528990

Title:

International Disease Surveillance: United States Government Goals and Paths Forward

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV MEDICAL CENTER BALTIMORE MD CENTER FOR BIOSECURITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The primary goal of this analysis was to identify scientific and policy goals, needs, and challenges of current United States government USG international disease surveillance. A secondary goal was to foster communication and collaboration among the Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA, other USG agencies, non governmental organizations NGOs, academia, and other parties engaged in international disease surveillance activities. The reports findings include 1. The existence of multiple major U.S. goals for international disease surveillance requires distinct USG approaches. 2. Targeted USG investment could strengthen international disease surveillance. 3. Potential opportunities exist for improving USG implementation of international disease surveillance programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE