This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
In alignment with the focus of Universal Health Coverage on achieving the SDG by 2030, the NITI Aayog has focused on holistically transforming the delivery of health care services across the public and private sectors. Enhancing Public Health Surveillance is an important public health function. This document envisions integration, enhanced citizen-centric and community-based surveillance, strengthened laboratory capacity, expanded referral networks, and a unified surveillance Information platform, that will provide data for decision making and action. It articulates the vision and describes the building blocks. This document is ever more relevant today as India and the world tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The gains made and lessons learned from COVID-19 and past experiences with identifying and controlling outbreaks, reducing, eliminating and eradicating diseases must be consolidated to enhance Public Health Surveillance in India. This is a useful document for policy makers. Click here to access the document.