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Title: Regional cholera response discussion
Authors: Funke, N
Jacobs, I
Said, M
Nienaber, S
Steyn, M
Keywords: Cholera
Cholera management
Transboundary health
Trans border communicable disease
Cross border communicable disease
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Citation: Funke, N, Jacobs, I et al. 2009. Regional cholera response discussion. Proceedings of the Regional Cholera Response Discussion, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 September 2009, pp 1-34
Abstract: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) hosted a one-day workshop on Wednesday 30 September 2009. The workshop took the form of a multi-stakeholder engagement that sought to obtain expert input and insights on some potential research questions identified by the CSIR on cholera as a trans- or cross-border communicable disease that requires complex interventions in terms of preparedness and response, management, prevention and mitigation. The workshop commenced with a presentation to present preliminary findings on the status of regional responses to cholera in SADC member states. This was followed by a discussion around the presentation. The deliberations made it apparent that cholera is now endemic in the SADC region and should be addressed both from a health and a political point of view. Other important points that arose were the need for a regional response (with SADC playing an important coordinating role), and the need for finding ways to strengthen national health systems. The strong points and challenges related to the International Health Regulations (IHR) were also discussed.
Description: Proceedings of the Regional Cholera Response Discussion, Pretoria, South Africa, September 30, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3947
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