Bi-regional consultation on emerging diseases : 14-16 July 2009, Bangkok, Thailand
AbstractThe Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) was endorsed by the Regional Committees of the South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions in September 2005. The strategy was developed to provide a framework for the countries and areas of the Asia Pacific Region to strengthen their capacities for prevention, early detection, alert, verification and response. The strategy is also used as a regional tool for delivering the surveillance and response core capacity requirements under the IHR (2005). There have been annual meetings since 2006 to review progress with implementation and to obtain technical advice and inputs from designated technical advisory group members. The fourth such meeting was held in July 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand to review progress with implementation and to make recommendations for the remaining 18 months of the APSED workplan which ends in December 2010.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Bi-regional consultation on emerging diseases : 14-16 July 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204832