Strengthening public wellness surveillance and threat assessment for wellness safety threats in the WHO South-East Asia Area
The COVID-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges to wellness globally and in the Area. To extra successfully handle existing and future epidemics, pandemics and emergencies, Member States, WHO and partners should function with each other to recognize the essential learnings from the pandemic to prioritize action in bolstering wellness safety systems. In the South-East (SE) Asia Area, the WHO Regional Workplace has facilitated synthesis of the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the improvement of the Regional Strategic Roadmap on wellness safety and wellness method resilience for emergencies 2023–2027 incorporating the lessons learnt.
A meeting on ‘Strengthening public wellness surveillance and threat assessment for wellness safety threats in the WHO SE Asia Region’ was organized to recognize typical priority regional actions associated to surveillance, threat assessment and field epidemiology. This report summarizes discussions and outcomes of the meeting, with essential directions for the efforts and investment to advance wellness safety and implementation of the International Wellness Regulations (2005).