A very talented and hardworking team comprising colleagues from the Institute of Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health are organising the official launch of the book (and project), which will be held at the TTSH Theatrette on 28th December 2015. We will be graced by MOH presence, with the guest of honour being Mr Chee Hong Tat, current minister of state for health, who is coincidentally also leading the task force assembled to plug the gaps in the surveillance of infectious diseases outbreaks.