International Collaboration for Improved Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in India

Obaghe Edeghere, Giri Shankar, Alastair Bartholomew, SriKrishna Ramachandra, Vivek Singh, Pradeep Banandur, Linda Parr, Kenny Yap, Babatunde Olowokure, Sue Ibbotson


The International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, provides a framework that supports efforts to improve global health security and as such, there is an expectation that member states will take necessary steps to develop and strengthen systems and capacity for disease surveillance and detection and response to public health threats. To this end, a collaborative project was set up in 2010 to contribute to training a cadre of future trainers in a manner that sustainably supports ongoing efforts to improve the capability and capacity to undertake disease surveillance and Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) activities in India.

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