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Volume 10 Supplement 1

Disease surveillance, capacity building and implementation of the International Health Regulations [IHR(2005)]

Reviews

Edited by Rebecca L Katz, Jose A Fernandez and Scott JN McNabb

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  1. Content type: Review

    Global nuclear proliferation, bioterrorism, and emerging infections have challenged national capacities to achieve and maintain global security. Over the last century, emerging infectious disease threats resul...

    Authors: Jon Kim Andrus, Ximena Aguilera, Otavio Oliva and Sylvain Aldighieri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S2

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    A cornerstone of effective global health surveillance programs is the ability to build systems that identify, track and respond to public health threats in a timely manner. These functions are often difficult ...

    Authors: Matthew C Johns and David L Blazes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S4

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  3. Content type: Review

    There is increased interest in strengthening health systems for developing countries. However, at present, there is common uncertainty about how to accomplish this task. Specifically, several nations are faced...

    Authors: Peter Nsubuga, Okey Nwanyanwu, John N Nkengasong, David Mukanga and Murray Trostle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S5

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    The international community continues to define common strategic themes of actions to improve global partnership and international collaborations in order to protect our populations. The International Health R...

    Authors: Celine H Taboy, Will Chapman, Adilya Albetkova, Sarah Kennedy and Mark A Rayfield

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S6

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    The revised International Health Regulations [IHR(2005)], which requires the Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop core capacities to detect, assess, report, and respond to public hea...

    Authors: Steven Specter, Lily Schuermann, Celestin Hakiruwizera and Mah-Séré Keita Sow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S7

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  6. Content type: Review

    Laboratory is one of the core capacities that countries must develop for the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR[2005]) since laboratory services play a major role in all the key proces...

    Authors: Monica Musenero Masanza, Ndlovu Nqobile, David Mukanga and Sheba Nakacubo Gitta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S8

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    Uganda is currently implementing the International Health Regulations (IHR[2005]) within the context of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR). The IHR(2005) require countries to assess the abilit...

    Authors: Joseph F Wamala, Charles Okot, Issa Makumbi, Nasan Natseri, Annet Kisakye, Miriam Nanyunja, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, Julius J Lutwama, Rajesh Sreedharan, Jun Xing, Peter Gaturuku, Thomas Aisu, Fernando Da Silveira and Stella Chungong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S9

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  8. Content type: Review

    Having been overwhelmed by the complexity of the response needed for the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic, public health professionals in the small island state of Barbados put various measure...

    Authors: Natasha Sobers-Grannum, Karen Springer, Elizabeth Ferdinand and Joy St John

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S10

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  9. Content type: Review

    The critical aspects of biosafety, biosecurity, and biocontainment have been in the spotlight in recent years. There have also been increased international efforts to improve awareness of modern practices and ...

    Authors: Lela Bakanidze, Paata Imnadze and Dana Perkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S12

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  10. Content type: Review

    Global cooperation is essential for coordinated planning and response to public health emergencies, as well as for building sufficient capacity around the world to detect, assess and respond to health events. ...

    Authors: Rebecca L Katz, Leana M López, Joseph F Annelli, Ray R Arthur, Dennis Carroll, Leonard W Chapman, Kenneth Cole, Cyril G Gay, Daniel L Lowe, Gary Resnick and Kevin L Russell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S13

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