The Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) System was established to improve the current disease surveillance systems in the Philippines and to comply with the 2005 IHR call for an urgent need to adopt an integrated approach for strengthening the epidemiologic surveillance and response system of each member nation.
The focus of PIDSR is to strengthen the capacity of local government units for early detection and response to epidemics.
A Philippine protected from health, economic and social impact of disease of public health importance.
To provide the whole country and all its component communities with the benefits of functional and integrated institutionalize capabilities for preparedness, prevention, prompt detection, characterization, containment and control of disease of public health importance.
Goal and Objectives of PIDSR:
To reduce morbidity and mortality through an institutionalize, functional integrated disease surveillance and response system nationwide (Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response).
1. To increase the number of LGUs to perform disease surveillance and response.
2. To enhance capacities at the national and regional levels to efficiently and effectively manage and support local capacity development for disease surveillance and response.
3. To increase utilization of disease surveillance data for decision making, policy-making, program management, planning and evaluation at all levels.