Task force for the urgent response to the epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases in Eastern Europe : report on the first meeting of the task force, Copenhagen, Denmark 23-24 February 1998
AbstractThe unprecedented rise in syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in large parts of eastern Europe and central Asia poses a significant threat of an immediate HIV epidemic in the region. International agencies and the most affected countries have joined forces to take action to curb the rapidly evolving STD epidemics. On the initiative of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), an international task force was created to mobilize an urgent and well coordinated multiagency response to the crisis. At the first meeting of the Task Force, the participants discussed the challenges facing STD control in the region and agreed on a strategic framework for a harmonized response. The response will address STD care and prevention, and will cover the newly independent states and the most vulnerable countries in central Europe. The participants agreed on the terms of reference for the Task Force and its secretariat, which will be located at the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The mission of the Task Force was defined as ensuring that: external support to the region is both timely and well coordinated internation and national resources are mobilized, and the local capacity to respond to the STD epidemics enhanced. The participants concluded their work by recommending the next steps to be taken
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe & Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS. (1998). Task force for the urgent response to the epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases in Eastern Europe : report on the first meeting of the task force, Copenhagen, Denmark 23-24 February 1998. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108110
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