Disease Burden Data for Optimal Health Interventions
Reliable disease burden data—usually collected through surveillance activities—are needed to determine optimal public health policies for combating infectious diseases.
This information concerns the diseases present in a given population, the number of people affected, and the risk factors associated with a specific illness.
AMP Focus Areas
The objective of AMP’s studies and activities in disease burden and surveillance is to support countries in the development and implementation of contextually appropriate, evidence-based public health policies. Priorities include:
- Assessment of age-specific incidence
- Evaluation of seasonality and other disease characteristics
- Enforcement of surveillance capacity