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National Surveillance Unit

About the National Surveillance Unit
Core Functions: Collection, collation and analysis of communicable diseases data from Hospitals and County Medical Offices of Health (CMOH).

The provision of feedback to CMOH's and Hospitals on quality of data provided in terms of accuracy, timeliness and completeness. Reporting of trends in communicable disease data detection or aberrations in trends which warrant attention.

The coordination of response to outbreaks (or potential outbreaks) of communicable disease within the national community with a view to mitigating the impact of communicable disease outbreaks. The provision of information on methods of preventing the spread of communicable diseases.

Primary Target Audience
CMOH's, Hospitals, Individual Health Centres and CMO.

Other Supplemental Audiences
PAHO, UWI, UTT, CAREC, students conducting research.

How can I access information from the National Surveillance Unit?
Persons or institutions outside of the Ministry of Health seeking information from the National Surveillance Unit should direct their request in writing to the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health.

First Floor Sacred Heart Building
16-18 Sackville Street,
Port of Spain
Phone: (868) 285-9126; (868) 624-7998; (868) 623-0601

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