World Health Organization 2011
The present document contains guidance on the policy related to water‐related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water‐related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes. It was adopted by the Meeting of the Parties during their second session (Bucharest‐ Romania, 23/25 November 2010).
The guidance provides explanations on legal obligations with regard to disease surveillance under the Protocol and other international frameworks, and outlines policy advice on how to set up and maintain an effective and efficient disease surveillance system. These explanations are coupled with illustrative examples of good practices in the pan‐European Region.