Surveillance staff collect, analyze and interpret data to:

  • Monitor trends in communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Apply rigorous epidemiological methods to the examination of issues of public health concern.
  • Use research evidence to support public health interventions.
  • Provide scientifically valid information in support of public health advocacy, policy development and the prevention and control of disease.
  • Conduct and support outbreak investigations.

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Communicable disease control

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