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II. Cooperation between the Network and ACT Organization

To countries

  • Mechanisms for coordination between the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs should be strengthened. Personnel from the ministries of health must participate in the National Standing Commissions of ACT organization.
  • Identify reliable and permanent mechanisms for communication among network participants in the countries and ACT organization.

III. Syndromic Surveillance

To Countries

  • In the next 60 days. Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela will disseminate the current protocols to the network.
  • Share their experiences in the sentinel sites through the network's ListServ.
  • Development of joint projects, especially in border areas.

IV. Influenza

To countries

  • Countries must have a plan to be prepared for a potential pandemic. In the second semester of 2005, Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru will have their Plan that would have been disseminated to the other countries of the network. This plan would be the basis for an Amazon preparedness plan.

To PAHO/WHO

  • Through the Regional Advisor, PAHO should report on the feasibility of technical cooperation for drafting a Subregional Plan for the Amazon subregion.
  • PAHO should contact CAREC so that Suriname and Guyana can receive support for the preparation of their national contingency plans.
  • PAHO should formally consult Brazil on the likelihood of making faster progress in vaccine production and study potential mechanisms for supplying vaccines to other countries of the Americas.

V. RAVREDA

To PAHO/WHO

  • It is no longer necessary to continue addressing malaria and RAVREDA in the EIE annual meeting, although it is important to continue the exchange of information between the networks.

VI. Dengue

To PAHO/WHO

  • Dengue is a problem that should continue to be viewed as common to all the countries in the network. At upcoming meetings, an official responsible for its surveillance or control should be invited to discuss the situation in depth and try to identify assistance mechanisms that would improve the epidemiológical situation related to this disease.

VII. Performance Evaluation of Serological Diagnosis for EIDs

To countries

  • Adopt specific protocols and guidelines for information management.
  • Expand performance evaluation to include the public health laboratory networks in each country. There should be a protocol for these methodologies to ensure standardized evaluations in all the countries.

VIII. Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance

To Countries

  • They must monitor quality assurance activities of antimicrobial susceptibility testing to strengthen surveillance and patient care.

To PAHO/WHO

  • Disseminate the protocols, guidelines, and standards agreed upon, and continue the evaluation of the national networks.


Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 11:03

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