Training initiatives within the AFHSC-Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System: support for IHR (2005)
- Capacity-building efforts by the AFHSC-GEIS program. Sanchez, Jose L.; Johns, Matthew C.; Burke, Ronald L.; Vest, Kelly G.; Fukuda, Mark M.; In-Kyu Yoon; Lon, Chanthap; Quintana, Miguel; Schnabel, David C.; Pimentel, Guillermo; Mansour, Moustafa; Tobias, Steven; Montgomery, Joel M.; Gray, Gregory C.; Saylors, Karen; Ndip, Lucy M.; Lewis, Sheri; Blair, Patrick J.; Sjoberg, Paul A.; Kuschner, Robert A. // BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 2, p1
Capacity-building initiatives related to public health are defined as developing laboratory infrastructure, strengthening host-country disease surveillance initiatives, transferring technical expertise and training personnel. These initiatives represented a major piece of the Armed Forces Health...
- A growing global network's role in outbreak response: AFHSC-GEIS 2008-2009. Johns, Matthew C.; Burke, Ronald L.; Vest, Kelly G.; Fukuda, Mark; Pavlin, Julie A.; Shrestha, Sanjaya K.; Schnabel, David C.; Tobias, Steven; Tjaden, Jeffrey A.; Montgomery, Joel M.; Faix, Dennis J.; Duffy, Mark R.; Cooper, Michael J.; Sanchez, Jose L.; Blazes, David L. // BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 2, p1
A cornerstone of effective disease surveillance programs comprises the early identification of infectious threats and the subsequent rapid response to prevent further spread. Effectively identifying, tracking and responding to these threats is often difficult and requires international...
- INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;9/15/2006, Vol. 81 Issue 37, p356
A table is presented that lists notifications of cholera in Ghana, Guinea, and Liberia in Africa, which were received from September 8 to 14, 2006 by the International Health Regulations.
- The Global Emerging Infection Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), a U.S. government tool for improved global biosurveillance: a review of 2009. Russell, Kevin L.; Rubenstein, Jennifer; Burke, Ronald L.; Vest, Kelly G.; Johns, Matthew C.; Sanchez, Jose L.; Meyer, William; Fukuda, Mark M.; Blazes, David L. // BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 2, p1
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) has the mission of performing surveillance for emerging infectious diseases that could affect the United States (U.S.) military. This mission is accomplished by orchestrating a...
- Biosafety and biosecurity as essential pillars of international health security and cross-cutting elements of biological nonproliferation. Bakanidze, Lela; Imnadze, Paata; Perkins, Dana // BMC Public Health;Jan2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 10, p1
The critical aspects of biosafety, biosecurity, and biocontainment have been in the spotlight in recent years. There have also been increased international efforts to improve awareness of modern practices and concerns with regard to the safe pursuit of life sciences research, and to optimize...
- Laboratory capacity building for the International Health Regulations (IHR) in resource-poor countries: the experience of the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Masanza, Monica Musenero; Nqobile, Ndlovu; Mukanga, David; Gitta, Sheba Nakacubo // BMC Public Health;Jan2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 10, p1
Laboratory is one of the core capacities that countries must develop for the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) since laboratory services play a major role in all the key processes of detection, assessment, response, notification, and monitoring of events. While...
- INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;6/23/2006, Vol. 81 Issue 25, p248
The article presents a format for the notifications of diseases received from 16 to 22 June 2006 of the International Health Regulations.
- WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Concerning the International Sp. // African Business News;5/5/2014, p17
The article offers information on the teleconference of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General of the World Health Organization under the International Health Regulations held on April 28, 2014 and on April 29, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. It notes the meeting of the members of...
- MERS still not international health emergency, continued surveillance necessary. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Oct2013, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p27
The article reports that the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus is not a public health emergency of international concern after the third meeting of the International Health Regulations' Emergency Committee convened by World Health Organization (WHO).