Third Japanese Encephalitis Laboratory Network Meeting in the Western Pacific Region
The Third Japanese Encephalitis Laboratory Network Meeting in the Western Pacific Region was held in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic from 30 May to 1 June 2011. The meeting was attended by participants from countries in the Western Pacific and South-East Asia regions, temporary advisers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the India National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS); and representatives and observers from network laboratores and international partner organizations.
- To review progress in establishing the WHO Japanese Encephalitis (JE) surveillance and laboratory networks and to develop plans for strengthening implementation of surveillance and coordination through the networks
- To learn from, and share experiences in JE surveillance in the two WHO regions in order to facilitate synergy and better collaboration between JE surveillance programmes and laboratories
- To discuss implementation of quality assurance measures, including the WHO accreditation scheme, and to develop plans to sustain and strengthen the WHO JE laboratory network in the Western Pacific Region