Meeting on IHR and the PPHSN

Meeting on International Health Regulations (IHR) and the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN)

30 May – 1 June 2012, Nadi, Fiji


The objectives of the meeting were:

1. to update Pacific island countries and areas on APSED and IHR implementation, including a review of the first two years of experience with the Pacific syndromic surveillance system;

2. to develop a five-year Pacific APSED/IHR workplan, strengthening the Pacific syndromic surveillance system and making use of existing PPHSN services and structures; and

3. to discuss other priority activities for, and governance of, the PPHSN.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Jacob Kool at WHO Suva Office or Dr Yvan Souarès at SPC Noumea Office