Influenza

Workshop on introducing Sentinel Surveillance in Sarajevo, BiH

Within the framework of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, on 03.07.2014 at the Federal Institute for Public Health was held the workshop with participation of health care professionals from the Primary health care center Novi Grad, designated for sentinel surveillance ILI in the Federation, BiH.

The workshop was attended by 21 participants from services for paediatrics, school and family medicine. The topics included:

Annual Influenza Meeting in Bulgaria

Bulgaria, Annual Influenza Meeting, 21 June 2014

On 21 June 2014 the Annual Influenza meeting was held in Sandanski, Bulgaria. The Meeting was attended by experts from the Ministry of Health; Bulgarian Food Safety Agency; Veterinary Institute; Bulgarian Society for Innovative Medicine (NGO); representative of WHO Office, Sofia.

The meeting was opened by Dr. Valery Tzekov, MD, Bulgarian Society of innovative medicines.

Meeting of sentinel doctors in Kosovo*

Kosovo*, Meeting of Sentinel Doctors, 20 May 2014

On 20 May 2014 at the IPH of Kosovo* was held the meeting of sentinel doctors. The doctors were selected from sentinel centers, (Pristina region, Prizren region and NIPH) determined after few criteria: results of evaluation of routine surveillance system, the number of patients  and number of population in these regions

This activity took place within the framework of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”.

Study visit on Influenza Surveillance in Slovenia

14-15 May 2014, Study visit in Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Study visit to Slovenia has been organized from 14th to 15th of May 2014 by the Kosovo* team of Influenza Project.

The aim of the study visit was to learn from organization and implementation of Influenza Surveillance in Slovenia. The Kosovo team met experts from Institute of Public Health – Ljubjana and from Slovenia NIC.

The visit will help Kosovo* team on further work on influenza; during the visit they learned about:

4th Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, Vienna, Austria

4th Joint WHOEurope-ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, Vienna 13-14 June

WHO/Europe has been holding annual influenza surveillance meetings jointly with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 2011. This meeting brings together epidemiologists and virologists – the national influenza surveillance focal points – from 50 Member States to discuss national, regional and global surveillance related to seasonal influenza and novel influenza viruses, such as avian influenza A(H7N9).

Supervision of influenza sentinel sites in Montenegro

Within the framework of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, the supervision of influenza sentinel sites was carried out in Montenegro.

This activity took place from 27 May to 5 June 2014, in different health care institutions in Montenegro, such as: General Hospitals; Special Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases and Tuberculosis; Clinical Centre of Montenegro; Primary Health Care Centers.

National workshop in Romania with epidemiologists involved in ARI, ILI and SARI surveillance, 30 May 2014

National workshop in Romania with epidemiologists involved in ARI, ILI and SARI surveillance, 30 May 2014

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Romania - The National Centre for Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control, in collaboration with INCDMI Cantacuzino, organized a national workshop for medical epidemiologists involved in ARI, ILI and SARI surveillance, on 30 May 2014.

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