About the Journal

Information for public health action
The Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal (WPSAR) is an open access, peer reviewed journal on the surveillance of and response to public health events in the Western Pacific Region. WPSAR publishes work on acute or ongoing communicable diseases, natural disasters, food safety, bioterrorism, and chemical and radiological events.

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WPSAR articles are indexed in: PubMed/MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Western Pacific Region IndexMedicus (WPRIM/APAMED central), EBSCO and Google Scholar.

Data in these articles are freely available for unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, as long as the original work is cited, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence


For all enquiries, please contact us at wpsar@who.int

Webinar series on scientific publishing

WPSAR partnered with TEPHINET to present a webinar series, Scientific Publishing for Field Epidemiologists, to celebrate the inaugural World Field Epidemiology Day on 7 September 2021. The webinar series is available as a playlist on the TEPHINET Secretariat YouTube channel. The four sessions are:

  • Session 1: Converting Your Field Epidemiology Work Into a Publishable Article 
  • Session 2: Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission 
  • Session 3: Addressing Reviewer Feedback on Your Manuscript 
  • Session 4: Being a Good Reviewer

Recently Published

COVID-19: Brief Report
Culturally and linguistically diverse voices and views in COVID-19 pandemic plans and policies
Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D Massey, Sunita J Rebecca Healey and Bhavi Ravindran
Lesson from the Field
Fieldwork for public health responses during pandemics: lessons from the New South Wales Health experience with COVID-19
Laksmi Govindasamy, Anthony Zheng, Ming Chen, Debbie Chia, Paola Garcia, Chaturangi Yapa and Tara Smith

COVID-19: Surveillance System Implementation / Evaluation
Integration of publicly available case-based data for real-time coronavirus disease 2019 risk assessment, Japan
Kota Ninomiya, Mariko Kanamori, Naomi Ikeda, Kazuaki Jindai, Yura K Ko, Kanako Otani, Yuki Furuse, Hiroki Akaba, Reiko Miyahara, Mayuko Saito, Motoi Suzuki, Hitoshi Oshitani
COVID-19: Lesson from the Field
Early COVID-19 response in two small island developing states: Maldives and Trinidad and Tobago
Shalini Pooransingh, Abdul Azeez Yoosuf, Sheena Moosa, Nishan Ahmed, Satish Jankie and Lexley Pinto Pereira
Surveillance Report
Epidemiology of coinfection with tuberculosis and HIV in Japan, 2012–2020
Lisa Kawatsu, Kazuhiro Uchimura, Noriyo Kaneko and Mayumi Imahashi



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Current Issue

Vol. 13 No. 2 (2022): April ‒ June
Published: 08-04-2022

Lesson from the Field

COVID-19: Brief Report

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