Surveillance by WHO: What, When, How and Why?

Monday, 17 February 2014
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Chris Dye , World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization gathers data from, and on behalf of, its member states (practically every country) to evaluate current and future threats to health. Although bio-surveillance has historically been concerned mainly with the spread of infectious diseases, the current International Health Regulations are a powerful instrument for containing health threats of all kinds anywhere in the world.