20 diseases (group)

Definition of countermeasure goals

  • Eradication: As a result of measures, a pathogen is permanently eliminated worldwide and there is no risk of recovery.
  • Suppression (suspension of infection): In a certain area, there is no new infection with a certain pathogen, and the risk of recovery is minimal.
  • Suppression as a Public Health Problem: Achieving the global and regional goals set by WHO for each disease
  • Control: New infection, morbidity, and mortality of the disease are reduced to locally acceptable levels.

Source:WHO NTDs Roadmap