Epidemiology basic to health strategy

Update: 6:04PM EPIDEMIOLOGICAL surveillance is a major public health strategy in prevention and control of communicable diseases.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar highlighted this in Parliament today.

“Surveillance not only gives us accurate data on epidemiological and burden of disease but also guides us to monitor and control diseases under surveillance,” Ms Akbar said.

She however explained that epidemiological is the study and analysis of the distribution (who, when and where) and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations.