Accession Number : ADA558972


Title :   Infectious Disease Border Issues Conference: Meeting Synopsis


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD


Personal Author(s) : Baliga, Priya ; Von Thun, Annette


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a558972.pdf


Report Date : 03 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : In June 2011, the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), with support from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) and the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) sponsored a conference addressing Infectious Disease Border Issues. The conference was hosted by the Royal Medical Service (RMS) in Amman, Jordan. The workshop was designed for mid- to senior level professionals who were actively involved in Jordan s public health and pandemic preparedness efforts in ensuring the integrity of national borders. The primary objective was to strengthen inter-ministerial level relationships between essential policy makers and share priorities, successes, and challenges in preparedness and mitigation capabilities directed at pandemic influenza, emerging infectious diseases and other public health emergencies. The Infectious Disease Border Issues Conference aimed to: a) Conduct information exchange with Jordan on medical response to infectious diseases; b) Build capacity to defend, operate, or maintain essential health and government functions in a pandemic/infectious disease environment; and c) Enhance inter-ministerial emergency response coordination mechanisms. The three-day workshop was organized into three main themes: Infectious Disease Containment and Surveillance, Border Issues and Quarantine, and Medical Reporting and Information Sharing.


Descriptors :   *BORDER SECURITY , *INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION , *PUBLIC HEALTH , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , JORDAN , PREPARATION , QUARANTINE , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE