As outlined in the CDC Vision for Public Health Surveillance in the 21st Century (1), any surveillance system has to address both national and global objectives, namely:
    • For the world, a globally connected network of public health surveillance systems that optimizes disease prevention and health promotion
    • For each nation, a fully functioning, efficient set of national public health surveillance systems that protect the nation’s public health and provide timely information to guide public health action challenges

    These fundamental objectives of surveillance are pursued by this e-learning program.