In 2002, the Ministry of Public Health has issued a circular mandating all dispensaries in both the public and philanthropic sectors to report on monthly basis certain infectious diseases.
In 2006, with the WHO support, an early warning surveillance system based on dispensary and medical center reporting was implemented on weekly basis in the regions with war conflicts.
In 2009, the Ministry asqued all dispensaries and medical centers all over Lebanon to participate in such surveillance system.
The objectives are:
- - To ensure timely detection and response of outbreaks at local level
- - To monitor trend of communicable diseases
- - To complement the national communicable diseases surveillance database in order to have a more comprehensive overview about the current public health situation.
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Please find below last available bulletins for 2012: