Hospital-Based Active Surveillance


The regional Pacific Hospital-based Active Surveillance (HBAS) system was established in 1997 by WHO under the PPHSN framework as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The system has now grown to incorporate some 61 sites (hospitals) in 20 Pacific Island countries and areas and over 200 pediatric clinicians. It includes surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), acute fever and rash (AFR) and neonatal tetanus (NT). This  web-based proposal is an outcome of a request from the participants of the 2nd PPHSN Regional EpiNet Workshop held in Noumea (June 2004).

Surveillance Manual

Pacific Hospital Based Active Surveillance System (Polio, Measles, Rubella & Neonatal Tetanus) Information Folder(pdf, 158 KB)

Case Investigation Forms

AFP Case Investigation Form (pdf, 78 KB)

AFR Case Investigation Form (pdf, 59 KB)

NT Case Investigation Form (pdf, 70 KB)

AFP Retrospective Record Review Protocol

AFP Retrospective Record Review Protocol (pdf, 202KB)

Monthly Reporting Form

Pacific HBAS System Monthly Reporting Form (Word, 36KB)

Laboratory Request Forms

AFP Laboratory Request Form (pdf, 49 KB)

AFR Laboratory Request Form (pdf, 40 KB)

Specimen Packaging, Marking & Labelling and Documentation Instructions (pdf, 232 KB)

AFP Sample Customs Declaration Letter (Word, 25KB)

AFR Sample Customs Declaration Letter (Word, 25KB)

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service Declaration (pdf, 1MB)

Contact Details

WHO/PPHSN Contact Details (pdf, 41KB)

Laboratory (VIDRL & LabNet L2 Laboratories) Contact Details (pdf, 48KB)