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.
On February 24th, 2017 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina SECID organised the Annual Influenza Meeting on “Improving Influenza Surveillance and Pandemic Response in SEE Countries”. This event took place in the framework of the five year project Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza supported by CDC, Atlanta, USA.
The aim of the meeting was to present the achievements and challenges of influenza surveillance and pandemic preparedness in SEE countries.
The objectives were:
In the period 22 July - 29 September 2016, teams from the Institute of Public Health (IPH) composed by one epidemiologist and one person from the lab for virology and molecular diagnosis, performed sentinel site visits to 14 sentinel ILI sites and 3 sentinel SARI sites. For the visit, a unique form to conduct sentinel site visit was used and reports are prepared for every sentinel site. The number of staff included in the surveillance is from 2 to 4 and it is always a team of one medical doctor and one nurse. All of them have good evidence and can find required data at any time.
A three days meeting of the representatives from the responsible health institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina: (Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Federal Ministry of health, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the RS, Department for Health and Other services of Brcko District BiH, Public Health Institutes of the Federation BiH and the Republika Srpska) was held in Teslić, on 4th July and from 14 -15 July 2016. Participants have presented current situation in the health sector and the results achieved with regards to surveillance system and lab
On the 14th and 15th of July 2016, in the framework of the project“Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza”, Grant No. 5U51IP000841-03, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a Subnational meeting was held in Bulgaria between public health physicians and veterinary experts involved in the sentinel hospital based surveillance system on Flu
In the Institute of Public Health for Kosovo* took place a meeting of public health and veterinary specialists.
In the framework of the project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, Grant Nr. 5U51IP000841-03, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on 27.07.2016 at the Institute of Public Health (IPH) of Macedonia was held the coordination meeting between medical and vet experts.
In the framework of the Project ‘Surveillance and Response To Avian and Pandemic Influenza’, Grant Nr. 5U51IP000841-03, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three workshops have been organized in Zagreb, Croatia:
On 21st June 2016 Institute of Public Health of Serbia ‘Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut’ organized a workshop aiming to discuss influenza surveillance i.e. to improve hospital sentinel surveillance of the severe acute respiratory infection.
This activity was held in the framework of the project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza”, Grant Nr. 5U51IP000841-03, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On 02nd June 2016 Institute of Public Health of Serbia ’’Dr Milan JovanovicBatut’’ organized Annual Influenza Meeting of Vet and IPH to discuss influenza surveillance in humans and animals as well as to point out the multi sectorial collaboration between epidemiologists and infectologists and vets. In the meeting participated representatives (epidemiologists, virologists, vets) from various institutions of Serbia.