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Cross Border Disease Outbreak Field Simulation Exercise Aims To Help East African Countries Prepare For Future Flare-Ups


World Health Organization: Cross border disease outbreak simulation exercise reinforces preparedness in East Africa


This post discusses a cross border disease outbreak field simulation exercise, convened by the East Africa Community (EAC) and implemented by the WHO, to test Kenya and Tanzania’s preparedness and response to disease outbreaks.

The exercise “covered various real-life simulations involving the health, livestock, agriculture, tourism, and environment sectors. …

The outcomes of this exercise will help Kenya and Tanzania work together with the EAC and partners to build and maintain resilient national health systems, which can respond effectively to health emergencies.

This exercise will also provide an example that other countries can consider their own preparedness and response to disease outbreaks and natural disasters” (8/5).

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