Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases or SECID was established in 2013. Our mission is to develop and support projects in the public interest of a scientific or educational nature that will improve the control and surveillance of infectious diseases in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Kosovo and Israel and beyond. Our aim is to provide a coordination platform for South Eastern European countries to improve their ability to capture and respond to infectious diseases and unusual health events.
SECID is currently working with The Middle Eastern Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS) on an operational research project to improve the surveillance, detection and response to vector-borne disease (disease transmitted by biting insects or ticks) such as Leishmaniasis.
Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza by the National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe.
This five year project was developed in 2013 with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The project aims to:
- Support routine influenza surveillance and build capacity to respond to and contain highly pathogenic viruses amongst humans.
- Support the development and capacity to respond to and monitor changes in influenza viruses, as well as identify outbreaks of severe respiratory illness.
- Help strengthen the connections between national institutions globally, particularly National Influenza Centers, to become more capable of sharing specimens and clinical and epidemiological data on disease related to the circulation of influenza in more countries.
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