Mauritania to hold Security Strategic Planning and Health Implementation Meeting
Nouakchott, Mauritania – From January 26 to 29, the Mauritanian Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization, US Embassy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and international partners will begin developing a strategic plan to implement Global Health Security Agenda activities to prevent, detect, and respond to emerging infectious diseases, improve public health systems, and begin working toward full capacity of International Health Regulations. The International Health Regulations is legally binding to 196 countries across the globe including Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso (G5).
Strategic planning for this meeting will focus on technical areas including public health workforce development, laboratory systems, border health and points of entry, and infection prevention and control for the first year of implementation. Around 50 government workers and international partners are anticipated to participate.