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WHO European Region Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) : 3rd meeting focusing on tuberculosis : report, Sinaia, Romania 29-30 September 2004
WHO European Region Interagency Coordinating Committee. Meeting (3rd : 2004 : Sinaia, Romania); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2005 )
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TB is out of control in many countries in the WHO European Region. The number of cases reported is increasing, and this is accompanied by a frightening rise in the incidence of MDR-TB and TB/HIV. The problem is compounded by inadequate political commitment, inadequate infrastructure, inadequate implementation of effective TB control strategies in many countries, and inadequate financial support. The Interagency Coordinatign Committee met for the third time in Sinaia, Romania, 29-30 September 2004, to discuss major challenges for TB control in the Region and identify coordinated response by WHO and international partner organizations and donors involved in TB control in EUR. The report provides information on major issues discussed, presents the meeting conclusions and recommendations

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A practical tool for the preparation of a hospital crisis preparedness plan, with special focus on pandemic influenza / edited by Enrico Davoli
Davoli, Enrico; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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The usefulness of drafting a crisis preparedness plan (CPP) is now undisputed. This document aims to offer a practical tool for planning appropriate measures to be adopted by a hospital and/or more generally a health facility in order to be better prepared to face a critical situation. The tool is the result of concerted contributions of various experts in the field of emergency services management. The recommendations provided are tailored to a medium-to-large hospital with various specialties included, and should be adjusted as appropriate at the different levels of health care of the health facility. This document provides a list of issues that are considered by the contributors as essential themes that must be tackled in all CPPs for hospitals. Each issue represents concepts and problems that are likely to be universally present in all critical situations, emergency or disasters and cannot be set aside when drafting the CPP. The document provides specific measures and hints for preparedness in the event of a communicable disease epidemic, such as the possible influenza pandemic

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Hospital preparedness checklist for pandemic influenza : focus on pandemic (H1N1) 2009
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )
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Capacity of the health system for crisis management : Kazakhstan : 2010
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2012 )
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WHO Regional Office for Europe guidance for influenza surveillance in humans
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )
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Task Force for the Urgent Response to the Epidemics of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia : report on the third meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 1-2 June 1999
Task Force for the Urgent Response to the Epidemics of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Meeting (3rd : 1999: Copenhagen, Denmark); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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The Task Force for the Urgent Response to the Epidemics of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (TF/STI) was set up in response to the need for urgent action to address the continuing high levels of sexually transmitted infections in the region. The third meeting of the TF/STI (held in Copenhagen in June 1999) reconfirmed its objectives and strategies and moved forward the development of a framework for its activities. A format for future meetings and their contents was proposed. Members agreed that prioritization was necessary and that the secretariat should take immediate action to develop the inventory of existing support to the region, to provide a comprehensive overview of strategic, programmatic and technical advisory activities in order to take forward the wider objectives of TF/STI

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Second meeting of the CCEE-Baltic States Communicable Disease Network : report on a WHO meeting, Portoroz, Slovenia 20-22 June 2002
CCEE-Baltics Communicable Disease Network. Meeting (2nd: 2002 : Portoroz, Slovenia); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )
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One of WHO's main means of creating a global system for the surveillance of disease is the development of a network of networks: linking local, regional, national and international networks of laboratories and medical or surveillance centres. With support from the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the countries of central and eastern Europe (CCEE) and the Baltic states formed: 1) a communicable disease network (CEE-CDN) that proposed to establish an early warning and response system; and 2) a surveillance network to help eliminate measles. At its second meeting, the participants approved the establishment of the early warning system (after pilot testing), and recommended that all CDN countries actively participate in it and in the exchange of data on measles. They also agreed on their role in contributing to the revision of the WHO International Health Regulations, and adopted mechanisms to manage CDN and targets for its future development, including training components and evaluation standards

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Epidemiological aspects of investigation of outbreaks of communicable diseases and surveillance and control of water quality . report on a WHO workshop, Tsahkhadzor, Armenia, 15-21 September 1996
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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The supply and quality of drinking-water are priority environment and health concerns in Armenia and some waterborne disease outbreaks have been identified in recent years. The Ministry of Health of Armenia, with support from WHO and Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria, have initiated a programme to assist Armenian national authorities in the prevention and control of waterborne diseases. Participants from the Ministry, the Centre of the Hygienic and Antiepidemiological Control of the Republic of Armenia and a number of sanitary and epidemiological stations participated in a workshop in September 1996. The programme addressed the managerial and technical aspects of safe drinking-water supply, and the development of epidemiological methodology for outbreak investigation and situation assessment. The participants identified a series of key policy and technical concerns and recommended that national authorities, with the assistance of WHO, organize a policy conference in Yerevan to identify how to overcome critical limiting factors

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Public health risk assessment and interventions: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan: June 2010
WHO Communicable Diseases Working Group on Emergencies; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2010 )
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Situation update in the European Region : overview of influenza surveillance data week 40/2009 to week 07/2010
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2010 )