EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY SURVEILLANCE OF RE-EMERGING AND EMERGING DISEASES, IS A WORLDWIDE MAIN CHALLENGE

EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY SURVEILLANCE OF RE-EMERGING AND EMERGING DISEASES, IS A WORLDWIDE MAIN CHALLENGE

17/09/2015 0 Di puntoacapo

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The Min­is­ter of Health, Mer­cedes Juan, opened the 8th Glob­al Con­fer­ence of the Net­work of Train­ing Pro­grams and Inter­ven­tion in Epi­demi­ol­o­gy and Pub­lic Health (THEPHINET)*

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 43 nations, meet to exchange expe­ri­ences in epi­demi­ol­o­gy

Effec­tive and time­ly sur­veil­lance of emerg­ing and re-emerg­ing dis­eases, rep­re­sents a major glob­al chal­lenge, said the Min­is­ter of Health, Dr. Mer­cedes Juan, stress­ing that in this task, the work of epi­demi­ol­o­gists is essen­tial, since they are who iden­ti­fy and study the dif­fer­ent out­breaks of dis­eases.

In the open­ing of the 8th Glob­al Con­fer­ence of the Net­work of Train­ing Pro­grams and Inter­ven­tions in Epi­demi­ol­o­gy and Pub­lic Health (TEPHINET), par­tic­i­pat­ed 43 nations. The Min­is­ter of Health high­light­ed the chal­lenges that the epi­demi­ol­o­gy face to the glob­al­iza­tion.

Accom­pa­nied by the direc­tor of TEPHINRT, Dion­i­sio Her­rera Guib­ert; Pres­i­dent of The Task Force for Glob­al Health, Mark Rosen­berg, and the Under-Sec­re­tary of Health Pre­ven­tion and Pro­mo­tion of the Mex­i­can Min­istry of Health, Pablo Kuri Morales, Dr. Mer­cedes Juan recalled that in 2009, Mex­i­co alert­ed the world of the pres­ence of the first cas­es of influen­za A (H1N1), which were iden­ti­fied by the Mex­i­can Epi­demi­o­log­i­cal Sur­veil­lance Sys­tem.

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Recent­ly, she said, with the epi­dem­ic of Ebo­la virus in West Africa, the work of epi­demi­ol­o­gists allowed each nation to devel­op a response plan and pre­vent the spread of this dis­ease.

Dr. Mer­cedes Juan said that this has been the result of work done over sev­er­al years by the Net­work Train­ing Pro­grams and Inter­ven­tion Epi­demi­ol­o­gy and Pub­lic Health, through the train­ing of epi­demi­ol­o­gists in the world, strength­en­ing the capac­i­ty of the inter­na­tion­al pub­lic health pol­i­tics.

Stu­dents who are trained in the field of epi­demi­ol­o­gy, dom­i­nate a com­pe­tences for pub­lic health prac­tices, and pro­vide a valu­able pub­lic health ser­vice to their coun­tries,” she said.

Final­ly, she report­ed that the Res­i­den­cy Pro­gram in Epi­demi­ol­o­gy of Mex­i­co, has trained 265 spe­cial­ists in its 30 years of exis­tence.

Dr. Pablo Kuri Morales, Under­sec­re­tary of Health Pre­ven­tion and Pro­mo­tion, explained that Mex­i­co was the third coun­try, after Cana­da and Thai­land start­ing in 1985, the res­i­den­cy pro­gram in applied epi­demi­ol­o­gy.

Since then, Mex­i­co has trained more than 29 gen­er­a­tions in this spe­cial­ty.

In his speech, Rosen­berg Merk, pres­i­dent of the Task Force for Glob­al Health reit­er­at­ed that if there is not an epi­demi­o­log­i­cal, sen­si­tive and effec­tive sur­veil­lance sys­tem, a dis­ease can become a glob­al cat­a­stro­phe.

Cur­rent­ly, the world faces a glob­al epi­dem­ic, such as non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases, injuries and vio­lence.

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If we do not stop this epi­dem­ic, a glob­al dis­as­ter will be unleashed in economies around the world, con­sid­er­ing that health sys­tems do not have the eco­nom­ic capac­i­ty to con­front it,” he said.

*Train­ing Pro­grams in Epi­demi­ol­o­gy and Pub­lic Health Inter­ven­tions Net­work (TEPHINET) was cre­at­ed in 1997, is a pro­fes­sion­al net­work of 55 field epi­demi­ol­o­gy train­ing pro­grams (FETPs) around the world. TEPHINET aims to strength­en inter­na­tion­al pub­lic health pol­i­tics capac­i­ty by train­ing field epi­demi­ol­o­gists, through an applied appren­tice­ship pro­gram in dif­fer­ent coun­tries and regions.

Its mis­sion is to strength glob­al pub­lic health pol­i­tics capac­i­ty by sup­port­ing well-qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als in field epi­demi­ol­o­gy through train­ing and ser­vice and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties.