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).

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of Infective Agents in Albania

Working group Meeting, SECID Offices

On 6th of June 2014 the Albanian NGO “STOP AIDS” conducted a consultative meeting about the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of Infective Agents in Albania.

The aim of the meeting was to identify the priorities and the steps to be followed in order to building up a Program on PMCT of Infective Agents in Albania

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.