Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO) in collaboration with South East European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID), have organized a Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Surveillance Systems with Emphasis on Influenza Sentinel Surveillance, in Countries of South East Europe from 20-23 February 2017, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Purpose of the Workshop was to provide to cooperative agreement partners with tools, information and technical assistance needed to systematically evaluate how well their surveillance systems are achieving their objectives.
Participants attending the workshop were epidemiologists, virologists, and microbiologists from all the Countries of South East Europe.
The workshop format included sharing and familiarizing participants with CDC and WHO tools to evaluate key attributes of surveillance systems such as: (i) data quality (including data completeness and accuracy), (ii) timeliness, (iii) representativeness, (iv) simplicity, (v) flexibility, (vi) acceptability and sustainability, (vii) stability (viii) utility. In addition, procedures for routine monitoring of existing surveillance systems have been developed.
This activity was organized in the framework of the project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza”, with Grant Nr. 5U51IP000841-04 and it is funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Atlanta USA.