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EURO Public Health Preparedness and Response Action Plan Ministerial Consultation

12-14 February 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

The WHO European Regional Office conducted a Ministerial consultation and high-level technical meeting on the implementation of the Action Plan to Improve Public Health Preparedness and Response on 12-14 February in Istanbul, Turkey. The purpose of the event was to galvanize the commitment of all Member States, at the highest levels of health sector leadership, to full implementation of the Action Plan to Improve Public Health Preparedness and Response in the WHO European Region. The meeting was organized into two parts:

  • A two-day technical meeting at which high-level experts discussed the implementation of the Action Plan and monitoring framework, in line with the resolution adopted by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in 2018.
  • A half-day ministerial consultation that affirmed political commitment to the full implementation of the action plan.

Other offices of WHO also participated. The meeting also aimed to be a platform to share regional experiences and set directions to contribute to global health security. Dr Arturo Pesigan, PAM EMO, represented SEARO in the meeting.

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