“Finding Outbreaks Faster”: DAI Global Health Presents at Salzburg Global Seminar

October 29, 2018

Dr. Andrew Kitua, DAI Global Health’s Director for the East and Central Africa Region of the Preparedness and Response (P&R) project, and Robert Salerno, DAI’s Technical Integration Manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded P&R project, will participate in the Salzburg Global Seminar session “Finding Outbreaks Faster: How Do We Measure Progress?” in Austria November 4–8.

The Salzburg programs facilitate dialogue across development sectors, bringing experts together to tackle complex challenges.

This session will focus on advancing a common framework for monitoring progress toward pandemic preparedness, in line with the Global Health Security Agenda and the International Health Regulations. Participants include field epidemiologists, such as Kitua, government officials, and nongovernmental organization leaders.

kenya_livestock_research news.jpgIn Kenya, animal health laboratories test viral samples to identify zoonotic diseases before they spill over to humans.

The P&R team helped design and implement national plans for how to respond to public health events and unknown diseases across 15 countries, and has also worked to establish and strengthen National One Health Platforms.

Listen to a podcast and watch a short video of Kitua discussing pandemic preparedness and the necessity for in-country mechanisms to prevent, detect, and control disease outbreaks at their source.

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