Field of action 1: Surveillance

Surveillance involves collecting and processing data and making them accessible. It serves as the basis for the ongoing development of services and measures in line with the objectives of NAPS, enabling flexible implementation of NAPS throughout the entire term of the programme.

Successful prevention requires knowledge of which population groups are particularly affected by infection risks in which situations. Only then can targeted preventive measures be implemented to reduce transmission. 

It’s important to understand which factors lead to an increased risk of infection and how they can be reduced. To this end, suitable data are continuously collected, collated and analysed as part of surveillance. The results are then made available promptly and in a comprehensible form.

The findings form the basis required for the development and definition of national priorities for the implementation of NAPS and the ongoing development of measures. Surveillance thus enables the programme to be managed flexibly. 




Further information

Communicable Diseases Legislation – Epidemics Act, (EpidA)

The Epidemics Act aims to ensure that communicable diseases are detected, monitored, prevented and controlled at an early stage and helps to better manage disease outbreaks with a high risk potential.

Last modification 21.11.2023

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