Disease burden and surveillance

A critical tool in determining the most efficient strategy for fighting specific illnesses is disease burden data. This information can provide governments, nongovernmental organizations, funders, and other stakeholders with a sense of which diseases are affecting a population, how many people are affected by a particular disease, and where funding may be most needed.

View resources on disease burden and surveillance

Key resources

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Ghana (2013)
A fact sheet that provides an overview of rotavirus disease burden and vaccines in Ghana.

The Changing Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease in North America 1945–2010 (2013)
A review that describes the incidence, mortality, and vaccination strategies relevant to Invasive Meningococcal Disease in the United States and Canada.

Estimating Age-Specific Cumulative Incidence for the 2009 Influenza Pandemic: A Meta-analysis of A(H1N1)pdm09 Serological Studies From 19 Countries (2013)
An article that details the results of a meta-analysis conducted to provide insights into the global impact of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.

Page last updated: June 2013.