Modelling Based Estimates for Severe Pneumonia and Pneumonia Deaths in Indian States

The Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) has predicted around 43 million pneumonia cases in India. It is recognized that for huge nation like India, which accounts for 23% of global pneumonia burden, the national estimates may hide regional disparities. In this context, we have generated Indian state specific burden of severe pneumonia, pneumococcal pneumonia and pneumonia deaths through use of mathematical model.


November 22, 2017

An Evaluation of the Key Indicator Based Surveillance System for International Health Regulations (IHR) -2005 Core Capacity Requirements in India

The IDSP is the key indicator based surveillance system in the country to fulfill the core surveillance and response functions requirement under the IHR–2005. Periodic reviews of the IDSP in the country have shown that it has been ineffective in meeting its main objective of disease control in the country. Efforts are required to systematically identify and adequately address the factors affecting the performance of IDSP for it to achieve its objectives and ensure compliance to the IHR-2005 requirements for national and global health security.


August 22, 2018

Validity of the Surveillance Quality Indicators - Timeliness and Completeness - in Surveillance Systems with Variable Data Quality

India is one of the global Ôhot-spotsÕ for emergence and re-emergence of pathogens and propagation of those that are drug resistant. Disease surveillance gained momentum in India only after the outbreaks of cholera in Delhi in 1988 and plague in Surat in 1994, which not only had significant mortality, morbidity and economic consequences. The current key indicator based surveillance system in the country, the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) has evolved from systems that were initiated and scaled up as a response to these outbreaks.

May 02, 2019

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