RHDC on Communicable Diseases Control and Surveillance and IHR implementation in SEE

(Tirana, Albania)

The Regional Health Development Centre on Communicable Diseases Control and Surveillance and IHR implementation in South-Eastern Europe (RHDC CDC) has been hosted within the Institute of Public Health of Albania since its establishment in 2010.

In February 2013, “Southeast European Centre for the Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases” (SECID) was established as an integral part of the RHDC CDC as well as an administrative partner of IPH.

Consisted of Executive and Advisory Boards and Excellence Centres, SECID aims to build and improve regional and cross-border capacities, promote the regional “One Health” initiative and create sustainable initiatives and collaboration with networks and other agencies.

Since surveillance systems and health monitoring have long been in the focus of the Albanian health system, particularly in relation to influenza viruses, SECID has been actively contributing to the implementation of the Project “Surveillance and Response to Avian and pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe” through country workshops in Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Croatia.

More SECID-related information is available at the following link: www.secids.com






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