Advancing Surveillance of Chronic and Non-Communicable Disease - Path Forward

Elissa R. Weitzman, Nadia Waheed


Non-communicable diseases are a major and growing morbidity and mortality burden globally. This roundtable session will discuss key terms and definitions, formulate a rationale for the surveillance of non-communicable diseases and attempt to elicit participant's experiences in the surveillance of these conditions. It will discuss where and how existing surveillance efforts may be exploited in non-communicable disease surveillance and where unique surveillance methods may be needed to establish cost-effective and sustainable methods for longitudinal tracking of non-communicable diseases.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *