WPSAR Issue 14.1 published


The Editorial Team of Western Pacific Surveillance and Response (WPSAR) is pleased to announce the publication of our first issue of 2023, Volume 14 Issue 1! To view the new issue, please click here: https://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/issue/view/73

We would like to thank the authors of these excellent papers for their diligence in reporting the results of their public health surveillance and response activities for the benefit of all in the Western Pacific Region. We also extend our thanks to all peer reviewers who took the time to ensure the quality of submissions, as well as our Associate Editors, Copyeditors and Proofreaders. Finally, we deeply thank all of our readers for their continued support, without whom this publication would not be possible.

If you have an idea for an article, please feel free to consult us by emailing wpsar@who.int.



Original Research
Using an online calculator to describe excess mortality in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic
by Julius R Migriño, Jr et al.

Regional Analysis
Epidemiology of dengue reported in the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region, 2013–2019
by Eri Togami et al.

Epidemiology of tuberculosis in the Pacific island countries and areas, 2000–2020
by Manami Yanagawa et al.

Surveillance Report
Epidemiology of tuberculosis in Mongolia: analysis of surveillance data, 2015–2019
by Tsolmon Boldoo et al.

Brief Report
After-action reviews for emergency preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks
by Ha-Linh Quach et al.

COVID-19: Field Investigation Report
A descriptive assessment of the National Institute of Public Health’s role in supporting the COVID-19 response in Cambodia, 2020–2021
by Srean Chhim et al.

COVID-19: Original Research
Post-COVID-19 health-care utilization: one year after the 2020 first wave in Brunei Darussalam
by Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah et al.

How the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands stalled COVID-19 for 22 months and managed its first significant community transmission
by Dwayne Davis et al.

Early pandemic use of face masks in Papua New Guinea under a mask mandate
by Mark Raphael et al.


The WPSAR Editorial Team