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  • Joint European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and WHO Regional Office for Europe Consultation on pandemic and all hazard preparedness (abstract)

    [Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), full PDF document: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]


    Joint European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and WHO Regional Office for Europe Consultation on pandemic and all hazard preparedness, 20–21 November 2013 - Bratislava, Slovakia


    ABSTRACT

    The joint European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and WHO Regional Office for Europe consultation on pandemic and all-hazard preparedness was held on 20–21 November 2013 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Participants included 80 national focal points for pandemic influenza planning, preparedness and response, and International Health Regulations from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area, south-eastern Europe, Israel, Switzerland and Turkey. The meeting focussed on cross-cutting issues related to pandemic and all-hazards preparedness in light of the implementation of the IHR and the recently adopted EU Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border threats to health. Topics including risk mapping, risk assessment and multisectoral coordination were addressed, as was the importance of having compatible preparedness plans both within and between countries. Continuous monitoring and evaluation of preparedness plans and of existing capacities, especially those that are cross-cutting for all-hazards preparedness, was another central topic of the meeting.

    Keywords: DISEASE OUTBREAKS - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - INFLUENZA, HUMAN – PANDEMICS - PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE - RISK ASSESSMENT
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