WPSAR Issue 15.2 published


The Editorial Team of Western Pacific Surveillance and Response (WPSAR) is pleased to announce the publication of our Q2 issue for 2024, Volume 15 Issue 2. To view the new issue, please click here.

In this issue, we are particularly excited to share our first publications from Pitcairn Islands and Tuvalu.

We would like to thank the authors of these excellent papers for their diligence in reporting the results of their health security 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.


Case Report / Case Series
A case report of Japanese encephalitis in Paracelis, Mountain Province, the Philippines
by Fe S Mapangdol et al.

Lessons from the Field
COVID-19 preparedness and response in the Pitcairn Islands: keeping one of the world’s smallest and most isolated populations safe in a pandemic
by Darralyn Griffiths et al.
Responding to COVID-19 on the outer islands of Tuvalu
by Karen Hammad et al.

Surveillance System Implementation / Evaluation
Establishing an early warning surveillance system in jails in Calabarzon, the Philippines, 2021
by Karla May S Manahan et al.

The WPSAR Editorial Team