Outbreak toolkit: Consultation meeting in the WHO African Region
The WHO Outbreak Toolkit Consultation Meeting was organized by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), and took place between 29 January to 2 February 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The objective of the meeting was to provide participants with an overview of the process that led to the development of the toolkit; review and define the inputs, processes and outputs required for developing other disease outbreaks toolkits (Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever, Dengue fever and others) and get participants acquainted with the outbreak documentation checklists. The meeting was attended by 47 participants, including representatives from Ministries of Health and WHO country offices from the African region as well as key partners in public health emergencies as well as facilitators and organizers from the WHO AFRO and WHO Headquarters.
The meeting was opened by Dr Deo Nshimirmana, WHO representative of Senegal. The methods of work included presentations, group work, plenary sessions with a focus on experience with outbreaks at country levels, and hands-on practice to consolidate knowledge and skills on the use of the tools.