Infectious disease outbreaks like H1N1 and more recently Ebola, have once more highlighted that health surveillance and early detection are critical core functions to improve the capacity, preparedness and responsiveness of the Indian public health system. The systematic use of routinely collected health care information to enhance and complement the already existing data reporting systems and to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of local health systems remains almost untapped. In this book chapter the system for early-warning based on routinely collected emergency data from GVK EMRI is discussed and highlights the potential of routinely collected health information for health surveillance activities. The regional focus is the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
|Title of host publication||Health and Environmental Change in Urban Areas|
|Editors||W. Wang, T. Krafft, M. Rosenberg, E. Pilot|
|Place of Publication||Beijing China|
|Publisher||China Environmental Press|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|