Training on biosafety and biosecurity procedures in all microbiologist laboratories at NIPH Kosovo*

Workshop NIPH Kosovo*

 

  In the framework of the action plan of the fourth year of project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on March, 2017 a biosafety workshop has been organized for the staff of the Microbiology Department at the NIPH Kosovo*. There were twenty one participants in the workshop and the main point of discussion was biosafety in microbiology laboratories, including primarily and secondary barriers, personal protective equipment, facilities and staff role on this subject.

SECID hosts ‘Time to detect and Time to respond meeting’

TDTR Regional Meeting Day, April 2017

On the 10th to 12th April 2017, the South Eastern European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases, SECID, held a meeting entitled ‘Time to Detect and Time to Respond of Outbreaks and Surveillance Digitalisation Challenges in SEE Countries’ in Tirana, Albania. The meeting was part of the Project ‘Improving early detection and response of country and cross border diseases, events and risks by digitalisation of priority surveillance sources’, in partnership and supported by Skoll Global Threats Fund.

Training on Influenza surveillance, Kosovo*

Training on Influenza surveillance, Kosovo*, 20-21 March 2017

According to the action plan of the fourth year of project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on 20-21 March 2017 at National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Kosovo* was held the training on “Influenza surveillance and outbreak coordination – including new sentinel sites”. At this training participate sentinel sites representatives, epidemiologist, infectiologists, pediatricians, pulmonologists and GP-s.

Epidemiological teleconference (“EpiTel”) in Albania

Epi Tel meeting at prefecture level, Korca, 17 March 2017

Institute of Public Health of Albania is working to establish a tool for Epidemic Intelligence in Albania through regular weekly Epidemic Telephone -Conferences (EpiTel). This process  is supported by Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Germany. After discussions among IPH epidemiologists and prefectures and main districts epidemiologists about the scope and the organization of such platform, it has been considered to start EpiTel with 12 prefecture and revise it after two years.

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