about us, mission and vision

About us

The National Center of Epidemiological Surveillance and Diseases Control (CENAVECE), is a decentralized body of the Ministry of Health responsible of implementing and conducting various substantive programs for diseases prevention and control, established by the National Health Program 2001 - 2006, through the epidemiological surveillance research, evaluation and advice, that aims to reduce population morbidity and mortality and encourage decision making process among managers.



Center responsible of regulating the operation of health surveillance, prevention and protection programs, to reduce their risks and providing the population with quality care and equity.



Be a Center of excellence, a leader in health surveillance, prevention and protection nationally and internationally to fulfill its mission, in a work environment that fosters human development and satisfaction among users and service providers.




Offer products and diagnostic services, training of human resources, technical competence evaluation and research and technological development, to ensure the definition of the disease through diagnosis of proven quality, through the National Network of Public Health Laboratories (RNLSP) in response to epidemiological intelligence needs. Thereby generate reliable and timely results for decision-making, to improve the morbidity and mortality of priority diseases for public health and early warning of emerging diseases in the international context.


Being an institution of excellence, a leader in diagnostics, quality control and reference, as well as human resource training, assessment of technical competence, research and technological development with quality response to the challenges of public health personnel committed in an atmosphere of teamwork that fosters human development and satisfaction among users and service providers.

Quality Policy

The Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (Indre) generates quality information and reference coordinates the National Network of Public Health Laboratories, to provide reliable services and timely diagnosis, training of human resources, assessment of technical competence, research and technological development, to support decision making and epidemiological intelligence adherence to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, with staff committed to the values set in the Code of Ethics that promotes the culture of quality and continuous improvement for user satisfaction.




About us

The functions of health and public assistance Mexico became institutionalized as responsibilities State from the forties twentieth century.

Since then, established epidemiological surveillance systems to assist to public health programs and control diseases. In the modern era, particularly in the nineties, the monitoring subsystems homogenized country's epidemiological procedures and integrated into the National Epidemiological Surveillance (SINAVE), achieving and unity of purpose and operation between health sector institutions and between institutions states.

In 1995 he established the National Committee Epidemiological Surveillance (CONAVE), which represented a good step towards building a more efficient, coherent and homogenous nationwide. Since then, epidemiological surveillance in Mexico is performed with a system sector and has expanded rapidly synchronous coverage.

With its current structure and operation, the System has successfully faced the threat of emerging epidemic processes, particularly outbreaks of communicable diseases. Example it was the effective response to the epidemic anger after being introduced on the continent American at the beginning of the nineties.


General Purpose

Build and position epidemiological intelligence relevant to decision making in health promotion and disease prevention and control of public health interest.


We are a program manager in the production of epidemic intelligence to guide public health decisions, with a team committed to achieving excellence in contributing to improving the health of Mexicans.


In 2012 we will be a program leading producer of innovative and comprehensive epidemiological intelligence, contributing to decisions to reduce the disease burden in the country and improve the welfare of the population



Contact us

Benjamín Franklin 132 Col. Escandón C.P. 11800 México D.F.



Benjamín Franklin #132 Col. Escandón Deleg. Miguel Hidalgo

Distrito Federal CP. 11800

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