Global health ethics

WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance


Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 151265 7



The WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance is the first international framework of its kind, it fills an important gap. The goal of the guideline development project was to help policymakers and practitioners navigate the ethical issues presented by public health surveillance.

This document outlines 17 ethical guidelines that can assist everyone involved in public health surveillance, including officials in government agencies, health workers, NGOs and the private sector. I gratefully acknowledge the many experts and WHO colleagues who have made important contributions to this publication.