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WHO and Ministry of Health strengthen capacities for International Health Regulations for Palestine

The Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Norwegian Institute for Public Health (NIPH) and WHO complete a week of activities aimed at strengthening country capacities to detect, notify, assess and respond to public health threats and potential public health emergencies of international concern

3 February 2017, Ramallah and Gaza – The Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Norwegian Institute for Public Health and WHO completed a week of activities aimed at strengthening country capacities to detect, notify, assess and respond to public health threats and potential public health emergencies of international concern.

Meetings and workshops were conducted over 6 days, 29 January to 3 February.  They brought national experts and participants together with international experts from Norway and the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean to focus efforts to enhance public health surveillance, laboratory analysis, infection prevention and control, emergency preparedness and health risk communication in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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