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Title: Joint monitoring workshop between Indonesia and Timor-Leste: CIDA APSED
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) has been used as a regional strategic framework for core capacity building required under the International Health Regulations 2005. The goal of the APSED workplan is for all countries and areas of the Asia Pacific Region to have the minimum capacity for epidemic alert and response by 2010 in the five programme areas of work. These five programme areas are: surveillance and response, laboratory strengthening, infection control, zoonoses and risk communication. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) agreed to fund the implementation of APSED in Indonesia and Timor-Leste in the South-East Asia Region for a four-year period from 2007 - 2010. Indonesia's progress with implementation is slow in comparison to that of Timor-Leste. This second workshop was held to review progress with recommendations made at the last workshop in 2009, monitor progress in project implementation and to agree the next steps for the remainder of the project.
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