Driving improvements in emerging disease surveillance through locally-relevant capacity strengthening

Halliday, J. E.B. , Hampson, K. , Hanley, N. , Lembo, T. , Sharp, J. P. , Haydon, D. T. and Cleaveland, S. (2017) Driving improvements in emerging disease surveillance through locally-relevant capacity strengthening. Science, 357(6347), pp. 146-148. (doi:10.1126/science.aam8332) (PMID:28706036)

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Abstract

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) threaten the health of people, animals, and crops globally, but our ability to predict their occurrence is limited. Current public health capacity and ability to detect and respond to EIDs is typically weakest in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Many known drivers of EID emergence also converge in LMICs. Strengthening capacity for surveillance of diseases of relevance to local populations can provide a mechanism for building the cross-cutting and flexible capacities needed to tackle both the burden of existing diseases and EID threats. A focus on locally relevant diseases in LMICs and the economic, social, and cultural contexts of surveillance can help address existing inequalities in health systems, improve the capacity to detect and contain EIDs, and contribute to broader global goals for development.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sharp, Professor Joanne and Haydon, Professor Daniel and Lembo, Dr Tiziana and Hampson, Dr Katie and Halliday, Dr Joanna and Hanley, Professor Nicholas and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Halliday, J. E.B., Hampson, K., Hanley, N., Lembo, T., Sharp, J. P., Haydon, D. T., and Cleaveland, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Science
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN:0036-8075
ISSN (Online):1095-9203
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Science 357(6347): 146-148
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
568221Impact, ecology and social determinants of bacterial zoonoses in northern TanzaniaSarah CleavelandBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/J010367/1RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED
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