The FIIAPP and the Carlos III Public Health Institute, in the framework of the MEdiPIET project, hold a workshop on assessing information needs in epidemiology for Black Sea countries: Armenia, Georgia, Moldava and Ukraine.
The activity took place on 16th and 17th December in Yerevan, Armenia, under the auspices of the National Disease Control and Prevention Centre, which is part of the Republic of Armenia’s Ministry of Health.
The objective of this workshop was to conduct and disseminate the needs assessment for epidemiology training, and thus it brought together senior officials from the public health institutes of the four countries with specialists in the field of risk mitigation for CBRNs (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear). This assessment will lead to the integration of the four Black Sea countries in the MEdiPIET programme, which already includes 14 Mediterranean countries.
It was also attended by the Director of the Anti-Plague Research Institute of Odessa, part of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, and the Head of the Regional Office of the CBRN Centres of Excellence for Eastern Europe, Balkans, South Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine.
MediPIE is the Mediterranean programme for building capacities in intervention epidemiology and improving health security in the countries of the European neighbourhood. To do this, MediPIET trains a network of specialists in control and prevention of the public health threats posed by communicable diseases and biological agents.