SECID - Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases
In the framework of the project ‘Improving early detection and response of country and cross border diseases, events and risks by digitalization of priority surveillance sources’, in partnership and supported by Skoll Global Threats Fund- SGTF USA, on 10-12 April 2017, SECID has organized the Regional Meeting "Time to Detect and Time to Respond of Outbreaks and Surveillance Digitalization Challenges in SEE Countries". This three day meeting was held at Rogner Hotel Tirana, Albania and there were participants from different areas and countries such as: epidemiologists, public health, infor
According to the action plan of the fourth year of project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on 20-21 March 2017 at National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Kosovo* was held the training on “Influenza surveillance and outbreak coordination – including new sentinel sites”. At this training participate sentinel sites representatives, epidemiologist, infectiologists, pediatricians, pulmonologists and GP-s.
Institute of Public Health of Albania is working to establish a tool for Epidemic Intelligence in Albania through regular weekly Epidemic Telephone -Conferences (EpiTel). This process is supported by Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Germany. After discussions among IPH epidemiologists and prefectures and main districts epidemiologists about the scope and the organization of such platform, it has been considered to start EpiTel with 12 prefecture and revise it after two years.