Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System

Started in 2010, the PPHSN Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System (PSSS) serves as an early warning tool for common outbreak-prone diseases. The PSSS is both indicator- and event-based surveillance.

Data are collected weekly on four syndromes – acute fever and rash, diarrhoea, influenza like-illness, and prolonged fever – from over 200 health care facilities in 23 countries across the Pacific. The reports generated by the PSSS contain information that could indicate the start of an outbreak.

Consult the weekly PSSS reports