The challenge to know and control: Disease outbreak surveillance and alerts in China and India

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Title The challenge to know and control: Disease outbreak surveillance and alerts in China and India
Author Davies, Sara Ellen
Journal Name Global Public Health
Editor Richard Parker
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract Since the revisions to the International Health Regulations (IHR) in 2005, much attention has been turned to how states, particularly developing states, will address core capacity requirements. The question often examined is how states with poor health systems can strengthen their capacity to identify and verify public health emergencies of international concern. A core capacity requirement is that by 2012 states will have a surveillance and response network that operates from the local community to the national level. Much emphasis has turned to the health system capacity required for this task. In this article, I seek to understand the political capacity to perform this task. This article considers how the world's two most populous states,1 China and India, have sought to communicate outbreak events in times of crisis and calm. I consider what this reporting performance tells us of their capacity to meet their IHR obligations given the two countries differing political institutions.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 7
Issue Number 7
Page from 695
Page to 716
ISSN 1744-1692
Date Accessioned 2012-10-20
Date Available 2013-06-04T02:38:31Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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