Australia’s active surveillance system for severe childhood disease
The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network is a hospital-based active surveillance system employing prospective case ascertainment for selected serious childhood diseases of public health importance and adverse events following immunisation to inform health. PAEDS conducts clinical and public health research which enables rapid public health responses.
PAEDS data are used to better understand these conditions; inform policy and practice under the National Immunisation Program; and enable rapid public health responses for certain conditions of public health importance. PAEDS enhances data available from other Australian surveillance systems by providing prospective, detailed clinical and laboratory information on children with selected conditions.
PAEDS aims to:
PAEDS receives fundingfrom the Australian government
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We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
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