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National Surveillance and Diagnostics Framework

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Effective surveillance and diagnostic services are pivotal to the successful operation of the national biosecurity system. However, much of the surveillance and diagnostic activity currently undertaken by governments is fragmented. Decision making on where and when resources are allocated is being applied differently across activities and across jurisdictions.

The National Surveillance and Diagnostics Framework (the framework) has been developed by the IGAB Schedule 4 working group to provide an integrated approach to the funding and management of these activities.
The aim is to ensure that surveillance and diagnostics are supported by risk based decision making to help prioritise the allocation of government resources and investment to areas of greatest return, and to maximise the use of existing capability and infrastructure.

Author(s):National Biosecurity Committee

Published:December 6, 2022

Date added:March 12, 2019