Capacity-building efforts by the AFHSC-GEIS program

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Sanchez JL, Johns MC, Burke RL, Vest KG, Fukuda MM, Yoon IK, Lon C, Quintana M, Schnabel DC, Pimentel G, Mansour M, Tobias S, Montgomery JM, Gray GC, Saylors K, Ndip LM, Lewis S, Blair PJ, Sjoberg PA, Kuschner RA, Russell KL, Blazes DL, Witt CJ, Money NN, Gaydos JC, Pavlin JA, Gibbons RV, Jarman RG, Stoner M, Shrestha SK, Owens AB, Iioshi N, Osuna MA, Martin SK, Gordon SW, Bulimo WD, Waitumbi DJ, Assefa B, Tjaden JA, Earhart KC, Kasper MR, Brice GT, Rogers WO, Kochel T, Laguna-Torres VA, Garcia J, Baker W, Wolfe N, Tamoufe U, Djoko CF, Fair JN, Akoachere JF, Feighner B, Hawksworth A, Myers CA, Courtney WG, Macintosh VA, Gibbons T, Macias EA, Grogl M, O'Neil MT, Lyons AG, Houng HS, Rueda L, Mattero A, Sekonde E, Sang R, Sang W, Palys TJ, Jerke KH, Millard M, Erima B, Mimbe D, Byarugaba D, Wabwire-Mangen F, Shiau D, Wells N, Bacon D, Misinzo G, Kulanga C, Haverkamp G, Kohi YM, Brown ML, Klein TA, Meyers M, Schoepp RJ, Norwood DA, Cooper MJ, Maza JP, Reeves WE, Guan J. "Capacity-building efforts by the AFHSC-GEIS program." BMC Public Health. 2011;11 Suppl 2:S4.

Abstract:

Capacity-building initiatives related to public health are defined as developing laboratory infrastructure, strengthening host-country disease surveillance initiatives, transferring technical expertise and training personnel. These initiatives represented a major piece of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Division of Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) contributions to worldwide emerging infectious disease (EID) surveillance and response. Capacity-building initiatives were undertaken with over 80 local and regional Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Defense, as well as other government entities and institutions worldwide. The efforts supported at least 52 national influenza centers and other country-specific influenza, regional and U.S.-based EID reference laboratories (44 civilian, eight military) in 46 countries worldwide. Equally important, reference testing, laboratory infrastructure and equipment support was provided to over 500 field sites in 74 countries worldwide from October 2008 to September 2009. These activities allowed countries to better meet the milestones of implementation of the 2005 International Health Regulations and complemented many initiatives undertaken by other U.S. government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State.

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Sanchez, Jose LJohns, Matthew CBurke, Ronald LVest, Kelly GFukuda, Mark MYoon, In-KyuLon, ChanthapQuintana, MiguelSchnabel, David CPimentel, GuillermoMansour, MoustafaTobias, StevenMontgomery, Joel MGray, Gregory CSaylors, KarenNdip, Lucy MLewis, SheriBlair, Patrick JSjoberg, Paul AKuschner, Robert ARussell, Kevin LBlazes, David LAFHSC-GEIS Capacity Building Writing GroupWitt, Clara JMoney, Nisha NGaydos, Joel CPavlin, Julie AGibbons, Robert VJarman, Richard GStoner, MikalShrestha, Sanjaya KOwens, Angela BIioshi, NaomiOsuna, Miguel AMartin, Samuel KGordon, Scott WBulimo, Wallace DWaitumbi, Dr JohnAssefa, BerhaneTjaden, Jeffrey AEarhart, Kenneth CKasper, Matthew RBrice, Gary TRogers, William OKochel, TadeuszLaguna-Torres, Victor AlbertoGarcia, JosefinaBaker, WhitneyWolfe, NathanTamoufe, UbaldDjoko, Cyrille FFair, Joseph NAkoachere, Jane FrancisFeighner, BrianHawksworth, AnthonyMyers, Christopher ACourtney, William GMacintosh, Victor AGibbons, ThomasMacias, Elizabeth AGrogl, MaxO'Neil, Michael TLyons, Arthur GHoung, Huo-ShuRueda, LeopoldoMattero, AnitaSekonde, EdwardSang, RosemarySang, WilliamPalys, Thomas JJerke, Kurt HMillard, MonicaErima, BernardMimbe, DerrickByarugaba, DenisWabwire-Mangen, FredShiau, DannyWells, NatalieBacon, DavidMisinzo, GeraldKulanga, ChesnodiHaverkamp, GeertKohi, Yadon MtarimaBrown, Matthew LKlein, Terry AMeyers, MitchellSchoepp, Randall JNorwood, David ACooper, Michael JMaza, John PReeves, William EGuan, JianReviewEnglandBMC public healthBMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 4;11 Suppl 2:S4.

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