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Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance

Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This document contains guidance on the policy related to water-related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water-related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes. It was adopted by the Meeting of the Parties during their second session (in Bucharest, Romania, in November 2010). The guidance explains countries' legal obligations related to disease surveillance under the Protocol and other international frameworks, and gives advice on policy to set up and maintain an effective and efficient disease surveillance system. These explanations are coupled with illustrative examples of good practice in the European Region.
  • Geographical coverage: Europe, Armenia, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Transboundary waters, Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Health professionals, Policy makers, Water managers, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidelines, Policy briefing
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Published in 2015