National Workshop on Surveillance of SARI October 2017, Albania






In the framework of the fifth year implementation of the Project ‘Surveillance and response to avian and pandemic influenza’, funded by Center of Disease Control Prevention (CDC), on 11-12 October 2017, in Albania was organized a workshop to enhance and strengthen the surveillance of SARI in Tirana.  

The objective of the workshop was:

- To present the findings of the evaluation of the SARI surveillance which could lead to a more detailed understanding of how well the system is functioning, whether all sites are functioning in a satisfactory manner and where the system might benefit from updated training, data management and analysis support, or other activities for the purposes of annual monitoring and quality improvement;

-To assist in the systematic, standardized review of influenza sentinel site surveillance systems and to provide a guide for identifying problems and designing solutions to provide support.

-To assess basic performance indicators in order to provide quality technical assistance, feedback, and recommendations for changes in order to achieve system goals.