A leishmania meeting was held in WHO headquarters- Geneva, on 15 December 2016. The objective of the meeting explained by José A. Ruiz Postigo, head of the leishmaniasis control programme and Elkhan Gasimov, focal point for vector borne diseases at WHO European Region office in Copenhagen, was to discuss in detail how can be improved the reporting system between European countries and WHO.
The International Conference on Zoology and Zoonoses has been held in Hissar, Bulgaria, from the 26th to 28th of October, 2016. The goal was to provide an opportunity for a dynamic exchange of information, ideas and scientific discoveries in light of recent climate changes and the associated epidemiological risk for public health. The Conference was aimed at experts from various fields of zoology, as well as microbiologists, vets and epidemiologists.
In the period 22 July - 29 September 2016, teams from the Institute of Public Health (IPH) composed by one epidemiologist and one person from the lab for virology and molecular diagnosis, performed sentinel site visits to 14 sentinel ILI sites and 3 sentinel SARI sites. For the visit, a unique form to conduct sentinel site visit was used and reports are prepared for every sentinel site. The number of staff included in the surveillance is from 2 to 4 and it is always a team of one medical doctor and one nurse. All of them have good evidence and can find required data at any time.
A three days meeting of the representatives from the responsible health institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina: (Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Federal Ministry of health, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the RS, Department for Health and Other services of Brcko District BiH, Public Health Institutes of the Federation BiH and the Republika Srpska) was held in Teslić, on 4th July and from 14 -15 July 2016. Participants have presented current situation in the health sector and the results achieved with regards to surveillance system and lab