SPC, in collaboration with regional partners, has provided support for enhanced health surveillance for mass gatherings in the Pacific region since 2012.
What is enhanced surveillance?
Surveillance involves the collection and analysis of health data for the early detection and response to potential public health threats. Enhanced surveillance (ES) builds on existing national surveillance systems, and can involve: increasing the number of sentinel sites, case-based reporting, and utilising web-based tools for quicker data entry, analysis and reporting.
Events supported include:
- 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Solomon Islands (2012),
- 9th Pacific Mini-Games in Wallis and Futuna (2013),
- 8th Micronesian Games in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia (2014),
- 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa (2014),
- Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia, Samoa (2015),
- 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts in Guam (2016),
- 10th Pacific Mini-Games in Vanuatu (2017), and
- 9th Micronesian Games in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia (2018).
Brochure Enhanced surveillance for mass gatherings in the Pacific
Successful and healthy Micronesian Games thanks to efforts of Yap health team
Healthy athletes and audiences a priority for Vanuatu Ministry of Health at 10th Pacific Mini Games