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.
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 29. 06. 2016 in Banja Luka at Public Health Institute of RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina was held the workshop on Health to Veterinarian Sector.
The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have jointly organised the annual influenza surveillance meeting.
This 5th Annual Meeting brought together epidemiologists and virologists – the national influenza surveillance focal points – from the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region; thus this event was attended by focal points from South-Eastern European Health Network (SEEHN) as well. In addition, in the meeting have participated also representatives from international institutions.
On the 21.04.2016 in Kraevo was held the annual meeting of experts of the influenza preparedness on the framework of the project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the meeting participated representatives from Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD), Ministry of Health, Bulgarian Society for Innovative Medicine NGO. The following topics and presentations were discussed:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in collaboration with the Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) has organized a One year milestone Quality Assurance (QA) Mentoring Program Meeting and Biosafety Course for Southeast European influenza laboratories. The meeting and course was held on May 9-13, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.
In the framework of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza" Project , in Kosovo* was organized “Training on Influenza Surveillance and Outbreak Response”.
The participants of the workshop were epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists from sentinel sites and microbiologists, 33 participants in total.
On the 29 February- 1 March 2016, SECID organized the meeting “Measuring the success of Influenza Sentinel surveillance” in Tirana, Albania. This meeting was organized within the framework of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza" Project. This meeting was attended by Influenza Managers of the South East Europe Countries, Regional Office for Europe and ECDC representatives.
The aim of this meeting was to present the achievements and challenges of ILI/SARI surveillance.
The objectives of the meeting were:
ILI/SARI workshop of Albania took place on the 19th February 2016 in the Bitola, Macedonia, within the framework of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza" Project.
The participants of the workshop were specialist from IPH, medical doctors from Hospitals in Tirana, epidemiologist from districts, Vet specialists. SECID’s representatives were also present in the workshop.
The workshop was focused on
According to the work plan of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, the Annual Influenza season Meeting (two days), was held on December 2015.
The participants, 30 in total, were from sentinel Sites, Epidemiologists, Infectologists, and Pediatricians, specialists from IUC and Pulmologists and GP-s.
On the 29th September 2015 in the premises of the Institute of Public Health (IPH)-Skopje, a one day workshop for sentinel ILI sites (old and new ones) was organized with 30 participants from 6 ILI sites selected in 2014, as well as 9 new ILI sites from 2015 and corresponding regional centers for public health.