Notifiable disease surveillance activities in New Zealand are carried out by both local and national authorities. ESR operates the national notifiable disease surveillance database, EpiSurv, on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
EpiSurv collates notifiable disease information on a real-time basis from the Public Health Services (PHS) in New Zealand. Data collected include case demographics, clinical features and risk factors. The NZ COVID-19 Dashboard draws on the information collated through these processes.
Funding for the Dashboard was provided by the Ministry of Health.