Influenza

Bulgaria, Annual Influenza between MOH and Veterinary Authority, 21.04.2016

Bulgaria, Annual Influenza MOH and Veterinary Authority, 21.04.2016

On the 21.04.2016 in Kraevo was held the annual meeting of experts of the  influenza preparedness on the framework of the project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the meeting participated representatives from Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD), Ministry of Health, Bulgarian Society for Innovative Medicine NGO. The following topics and presentations were discussed:

One Year Milestone Quality Assurance Mentoring Program Meeting and Biosafety Course, May 9-13, 2016

One year milestone Quality Assurance Mentoring Program Meeting and Biosafety Course, May 9-13, 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in collaboration with the Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) has organized a One year milestone Quality Assurance (QA) Mentoring Program Meeting and Biosafety Course for Southeast European influenza laboratories. The meeting and course was held on May 9-13, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.

“Training on Influenza Surveillance and Outbreak Response”, Kosovo*, April 2016

“Training on Influenza Surveillance and Outbreak  Response”, April 2016

In the framework of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza" Project , in Kosovo* was organized “Training on Influenza Surveillance and Outbreak  Response”.

The participants of the workshop were epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists from sentinel sites and microbiologists, 33 participants in total.

Measuring the Success of Influenza Sentinel Surveillance, 29 February - 1 March 2016

Measuring the Success of Influenza Sentinel Surveillance, 29 February - 1 March 2016

On the 29 February- 1 March 2016, SECID organized the meeting “Measuring the success of Influenza Sentinel surveillance” in Tirana, Albania. This meeting was organized within the framework of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza" Project. This meeting was attended by Influenza Managers of the South East Europe Countries, Regional Office for Europe and ECDC representatives.

The aim of this meeting was to present the achievements and challenges of ILI/SARI surveillance.

The objectives of the meeting were:

ILI/SARI Workshop Albania

ILI/SARI Workshop Albania

ILI/SARI workshop of Albania took place on the 19th February 2016 in the Bitola, Macedonia, within the framework of the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza" Project.

The participants of the workshop were specialist from IPH, medical doctors from Hospitals in Tirana, epidemiologist from districts, Vet specialists. SECID’s representatives were also present in the workshop.

The workshop was focused on

Annual Influenza Meeting, Kosovo*

Kosovo*Annual Influenza Meeting, December 2015

According to the work plan of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, the Annual Influenza season Meeting (two days), was held on December 2015.

The participants, 30 in total, were from sentinel Sites, Epidemiologists, Infectologists, and Pediatricians, specialists from IUC and Pulmologists and GP-s.

Influenza TESSy Training of SEE countries 17-18 September 2015, Podgorica, Montenegro

Influenza TESSy Training of SEE countries  17-18 September 2015, Podgorica, Montenegro

SECID, at the Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania with the technical support of ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden has organized on 17 -18 September 2015, in Podgorica, Montenegro the Training on How To Report Influenza Data Through The European Surveillance System (TESSy). This activity has been organized in the framework of the project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, with Grant Nr. 5U51IP000841-02 and it is funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Montenegro, Annual Influenza Meeting of Vet and IPH

Montenegro, Annual Influenza Meeting of Vet and IPH, 16 June 2015

Annual Influenza Meeting of Vet and IPH was held in the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro on 16 June 2015.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, representatives of Veterinary Institutes, Clinic for Infectious Diseases KCCG, Specialized Veterinary Laboratory, IPHs-influenza coordinators, epidemiologist  and specialists of infectious disease.

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