This area of work supports countries in the surveillance, prevention, preparedness and control of pandemic & epidemic-prone diseases, through the development of evidence-based strategies to predict, prevent, detect and respond to infectious hazards. It also ensures the regional surveillance functions related to these hazards.
Major Action Lines:
- Pandemic & epidemic-prone diseases: Influenza, MERS, hemorrhagic fevers and hantavirus, yellow fever & emerging arboviruses, plague, cholera & epidemic-prone diarrheal diseases, leptospirosis, meningococcal disease.
- Expert networks and interventions for surveillance and response: epidemiology and modeling, laboratory, clinical management and infection prevention & control.