SECID, at the Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania with the technical support of ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden has organized on 17 -18 September 2015, in Podgorica, Montenegro the Training on How To Report Influenza Data Through The European Surveillance System (TESSy). This activity has been organized in the framework of the project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, with Grant Nr. 5U51IP000841-02 and it is funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Within the framework of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, following activities were implemented during period March – July 2015.
a) Meeting with sentinel ILI sites
Annual Influenza Meeting of Vet and IPH was held in the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro on 16 June 2015.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, representatives of Veterinary Institutes, Clinic for Infectious Diseases KCCG, Specialized Veterinary Laboratory, IPHs-influenza coordinators, epidemiologist and specialists of infectious disease.
The Institute of Public Health of Serbia ’’Dr Milan JovanovicBatut’’ organized Annual Influenza Meeting, on June 3rd, 2015 aiming at improving epidemiological, epizootiological and virological influenza surveillance, as well as to point out a multisectorial collaboration in terms of assessment of influenza activity.
Within the framework of the second year implementation of Flu project, on 23.06.2015 in the town of Tryavna was held the workshop for Regional PH and Vet Authorities.
In relation to the Flu project activities, on 09 May 2015 in the town of Velingrad took place the annual influenza meeting.
In collaboration with the South East European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) and with technical input from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, the WHO Regional Office has been organizing a workshop on outbreak investigation and response (OIR) in Budva, Montenegro on 8-9 July 2015 for the countries of South-eastern Europe.
The overall aim of the workshop was to improve OIR capacities in SEE countries by
According to the working plan of the second year implementation of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, on 17th of June 2015 in National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo* took place a meeting aiming at establishing of working group of VET and PH for surveillance and response.
On the 23rd of June 2015, Dr Nina Rodic Vukmir, Influenza Manager for the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized a visit to the ILI sentinel site and had a constructive meeting with the team of the Hygiene-Epidemiological Service (HES) Dom zdravlja Banja Luka.
On 29 - 30 April 2015 the internal training was organized in the premises of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) of R. Macedonia. Director of the Institute, director of the center for reference laboratories, staff from the laboratory for virology and molecular diagnostics, staff from the laboratory receipt of biological materials, the preparation of substrates and disposal of infectious waste sector for prevention and control of communicable diseases, microbiologists from the center for reference laboratories were invited to take part in the training.