Enhanced Surveillance for Detection and Management of Infectious Diseases: Regional Collaboration in the Middle East

Emerging Health Threats Journal

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Title Enhanced Surveillance for Detection and Management of Infectious Diseases: Regional Collaboration in the Middle East
 
Creator Leventhal, Alex
Ramlawi, Assad
Belbiesi, Adel
Sheikh, Sami
Haddadin, Akhtam
Husseini, Sari
Abdeen, Ziad
Cohen, Dani
 
Subject
Middle East; cross-border collaboration; foodborne disease surveillance; avian influenza preparedness; pandemic influenza

 
Description Formed before international negotiations of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR), the Middle East Consortium for Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS) is a regional collaboration aimed at facilitating implementation of the revised IHR and, more broadly, improving the detection and control of infectious disease outbreaks among neighboring countries in an area of continuous dispute. Initially focused on enhancing foodborne disease surveillance, MECIDS has expanded the scope of its work to also include avian and pandemic influenza and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Here, we describe the history and governance of MECIDS, highlighting key achievements over the consortium's seven-year history, and discuss the future of MECIDS.Keywords: Middle East; cross-border collaboration; foodborne disease surveillance; avian influenza preparedness; pandemic influenza(Published: 25 January 2013)Citation: Emerg Health Threats J 2013, 6: 19955 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ehtj.v6i0.19955
 
Publisher Emerging Health Threats Journal
 
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Date 2013-01-25
 
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Identifier http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/19955
10.3402/ehtj.v6i0.19955
 
Source Emerging Health Threats Journal; Vol 6 (2013) incl Supplements
1752-8550
1752-8550
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/19955/25767
http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/19955/25768
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http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/ehtj/article/view/19955/25770
 
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