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Analysis of Time to Detect and Time to Respond of Outbreaks and Surveillance Systems Digitalization, Belgrade, Serbia, 12 December 2017








“Analysis of Time to Detect and Time to Respond of Outbreaks and Surveillance Systems Digitization” workshop took place in Belgrade, Serbia on 12 December 2017

The aim of the workshop was to present the timeliness of detection and response analysis of selected diseases and their outbreaks in SEE countries and the challenges faced during process related to digitalization and organization of surveillance systems.

Objectives of the workshop were:

  1. Describe and discuss the process of data collection and analysis of timeliness of disease and outbreak detection and response, the regional strengths, challenges, weakness, opportunities, threats and benefits;
  2. Present the Time to Detect and Time to Respond data analyses of selected priority diseases and their outbreaks in SEE countries;
  3. Present how the challenges related to organization of surveillance and response systems and their level of digitalization has influenced the level of analyses;
  4. Identify the gaps of the analyses and discuss how digitalization may improve TDTR and the relationship among surveillance, preparedness, control systems and IHR implementation;
  5. Discuss the challenges of data sharing among cross sectorial and cross border areas during data analyses and how digitalization may address some of them.

This workshop was organized by the South East European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) at the Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania in collaboration with Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF)

Participants of the meeting were epidemiologists, public health and information and technology managers and specialists and representatives from universities of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo*, representatives from SGTF, WHO Country Office, WHO EURO, CORDS, SECID-SEEHN, and some European public health institutes.