Assistance Coordination Unit-run Early Warning and Response System organizes a training course for its members who work inside Syria between November 17-21 in Gaziantep.
The Early Warning and Response System conducts four training courses a year to members of the system to raise technical competence and learn about the latest developments in the issue of epidemics in Syria.
Local specialized trainers and international experts will lecture about the field of epidemiological surveillance. The course aims to update the data of the epidemiological surveillance and to give training on monitoring the developments of new outbreaks of epidemics.
Nearly 29 trainees are taking the course, and they will pass their new experiences to field coordinators as wells as to medical organizations and even relief aid workers throughout Syria to improve the quality and speed of early detection of epidemics. This move aims to raise awareness of epidemics and to enhance early detection of suspected epidemics and methods of prevention.
The Early Warning and Response System is one of the largest operating health bodies operating in Syria. It is composed of over 250 doctors and pharmacists specialized in the field of epidemiological surveillance and are spread over a wide geographical area in the liberated areas and areas besieged by the Assad regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition)