From 18th to 20th of March 2014 a study visit on influenza surveillance took place in Romania. This was an activity planned in the framework of “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe” Project.
On 14th and 15th March 2014 a country workshop to discuss influenza surveillance was carried out in Hissar, Bulgaria. In the workshop participated representatives from all 28 Regional Health Inspectorates (Bulgarian Public Health Centers) – one microbiologist and one epidemiologist; Dr. Boyko Penkov – Deputy Minister of Health; Prof. Mira Kojouharova – national consultant on epidemiology and Deputy Director of National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases; Dr.
On 12th and 13th of March 2014 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, took place a mission of WHO & SECID, as well as the Country Workshop to discuss Influenza Surveillance, in the framework of implementation of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe” Project.
lir Beqaj, Minister of Health of Albania, met Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, on 24 February 2014. During the visit, Mr Beqaj’s first to WHO/Europe, he signed the biennial collaborative agreement (BCA) between WHO and Albania for 2014–2015.