Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Global outbreak alert and response. Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 April 2000

WHO/CDS/CSR/2000/3

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Global Outbreak Alert and Response. Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 April 2000

Executive Summary
1.   Introduction
1.1   Opening ceremony
1.2   Participants and agenda
1.3   Global review
2.   Proceedings
2.1   Outline of daily sessions

2.2 Session 1: Outbreak Alert Systems
    2.2.1   Outbreak Alert and Specialized Surveillance Networks
    2.2.2   Global Public Health Intelligence Network(GPHIN)
    2.2.3   FluNet
    2.2.4   PACNET
    2.2.5   CDC Alert Systems
    2.2.6   Outbreak Alert and Response at WHO
    2.2.7 IHR: A Mechanism for International Reporting
    Key points from discussion


2.3 Session 2: Coordination of Outbreak response
    2.3.1   Existing mechanisms for cooperation in outbreak response
    2.3.2   Outbreak alert and response in emergencies
    2.3.3    Rift Valley fever outbreak - Kenya/Somalia - 1997/8
    2.3.4    Nipah virus outbreak - Malaysia/Singapore 1999
    2.3.5    Experience with Amazonia and Southern Cone Surveillance Networks
    2.3.6    International outbreak response - Afghanistan: a country perspective


2.4 Session 3: From Response to Preparedness
    2.4.1 From response to preparedness: how can better international coordination lead to better                  epidemic preparedness at regional and national levels?
    2.4.2 International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis
    2.4.3 Sub-regional approaches - West Africa
    2.4.4 Sub-regional approaches - the Mekong Delta Project
    2.4.5 Epidemiology Training Programmes - a resource for preparedness and response (TEPHINET)
    2.4.6 Early warning and response network (EWARN), Southern Sudan
    2.4.7 Global Salm-Surv (GSS) - building capacity through surveillance networks


2.5 Reports from the Working Groups
   2.5.1 Working Group 1
   2.5.2 Working Group 2
   2.5.3 Working Group 3
   2.5.4 Working Group 4

3. Recommendations
Annex 1:  Agenda
Annex 2: Abstracts
Annex 3: Participants

 

 

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