Statement – Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia Statement by Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe


Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia have been severely affected by floods triggered by cyclone Tamara and the associated heavy rainfall, hitting large areas in all 3 countries since 13 May 2014. The immediate impact of the disaster was the loss of over 40 lives, and the need to evacuate over 85 000 people to temporary shelters. Economic damage is calculated to be in the order of hundreds of millions of euros.

Workshop “SARI Surveillance in the Republic of Srpska, BiH”

Workshop SARI Surveillance, Republic of Srpska, 15 May 2014

On the 15th of May  2014 at the Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska, BiH in Banja Luka was organized the workshop on SARI Surveillance.

3-5 participants from all 10 hospitals of the Republic of Srpska, BiH, have been invited in the workshop. Due to the enormous floods (they started the day before the workshop) many participants couldn’t attend the workshop. Several participants were late for the same reason (smaller audience in the pictures).

After the welcome speech of the Director of PHI RS, 4 lecturers presented the following presentations: