Climate change is not only increasing the impact of natural disasters, it is altering the geographic reach of epidemic-prone diseases like the Zika Virus Disease. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have created new needs and abruptly changed the motivation to make use of digital health. The matter was emphasised at the 12th ASEAN Plus Three Field Epidemiology Training Network, ASEAN PLUS 3 FETN Steering Committee Meeting and Related Meetings. The meeting was held at the Empire Brunei, Jerudong.
Doctor Hajah Haryani binti Abdul Rahman, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy at the Ministry of Health also hope that the delegates to learn, share experiences and expand networks in public health practice.
The meeting held until 24th November discussed the evaluation and implementation of regional health cooperation to strengthen field Epidemiology training. With the theme “Leveraging digital technology to strengthen field epidemiology”, the meeting became a platform to robust discussion in public health practice. The meeting is attended by delegates from ASEAN countries and delegations from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
Source: Radio Television Brunei