13 countries in the European Region better equipped to assess their public health capacities at airports and ports


Diseases know no borders. In today’s globalized world, points of entry such as ports and airports are at the frontline for prevention, detection and response to diseases associated with international movements of people and goods. To protect population health and avoid unnecessary disruptions to travel and trade, WHO/Europe supports countries in the European Region to assess and enhance public health capacities at points of entry and exit. On 16–19 July 2019, WHO conducted a training in Albania on the use of the “Assessment tool for core capacity requirements at designated airports, ports and ground crossings”.

Attended by 50 participants from 13 priority countries for emergency preparedness, the training was organized in collaboration with the Albanian health and transport authorities, with the financial support of the Russian Federation.

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