Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway's) Public Health Surveillance investment program supports jurisdictional and pan-Canadian projects that implement solutions for the identification, management and control of infectious diseases that pose a threat to the public's health.
In March 2004, taking into account the lessons learned from the SARS outbreak, the federal government assigned Infoway the task of developing a Canada-wide communicable disease surveillance system in partnership with the provinces and territories.
How will Canadians benefit?
- A Public Health Surveillance program will better control infectious disease outbreaks.
- New systems will enable authorized health care providers to quickly and accurately detect potential outbreaks.
- Better systems for managing vaccinations will make it easier to treat infectious diseases.
Find out how the Public Health Surveillance investment program has improved the lives of Canadians:
SARS outbreak illustrates impediments of antiquated system
Learn about how the SARS outbreak in Canada identified the need to build Panorama, a pan-Canadian Public Health Surveillance IT application. Read the story.
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