Public Health Pros And Cons

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Discuss the pros and cons of the WHO infectious disease surveillance efforts currently in effect.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the main purpose of public health surveillance, is composed of three components: 1) Serve as an early warning system for impending public health emergencies; 2) Document the impact of an intervention, or track progress towards specified goals; and 3) Monitor and clarify the epidemiology of health problems, to allow priorities to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies (http://www.who.int/).

Based on the above information, the outlined pros would be 1) It provides a structured way of ensuring that health issues are taken care of; 2) Keep a good record of previous history regarding

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