Seminar #19

Early Warning and Response Systems and Global Health Security

Hosted by: US CDC Division of Viral Diseases, Atlanta and Division of Global Health Protection, Vietnam

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Monday, 5 December
CTICC room location: 2.44-2.46

Surveillance systems that allow early detection/recognition of signal events, a public health infrastructure that allows rapid notification and information sharing within countries and across borders, a trained epidemiological workforce and a laboratory network that can respond appropriately and rapidly are emerging as critical components of an early warning and response system within the framework of the Global Health Security Agenda. Speakers in this session will discuss ongoing work in four countries leading to establish early warning systems to prevent the next big outbreak.


  • Dr. Arun Balajee, Associate Director for Global Health Sciences, Division of Viral Diseases, CDC Atlanta
  • Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Ghana Health Service, Deputy Director (Public Health) and Head of Disease Surveillance Department
  • Dr. Etoundi Alain Georges Mballa, Department of Disease Control, Epidemics and Pandemics, MINSANTE Cameroon
  • Dr. Rachel Idowu, US CDC Technical Advisor to the Africa CDC
  • Dr. Anthony Mounts, CDC Country Director, Division of Global Health Protection Vietnam