According to the working plan of the second year implementation of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe”, on 17th of June 2015 in National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo* took place a meeting aiming at establishing of working group of VET and PH for surveillance and response.
22 participants (veterinarian, sanitary inspectors, vet. inspectors, epidemiologist and representatives from sentinel sites) attended the activity. At the meeting it has been discussed on influenza activities, reporting system, laboratory confirmation, collaboration between institutions and other important issues related to strengthening influenza surveillance and case management. During the meeting the participants were very active and there is improvement and increase in the quality of reporting; increase of communication among public health and veterinary specialists.
The meeting was also focused on adaptation and preparation of joint guidelines and revising of the national pandemic plans in order to strengthen the surveillance system.