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RIIP-Info: Call for applications for the International Course on OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION, Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, 2-6 November 2015
The course will be co-organized by the Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, Australian National University, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and the Center for Global Health of the Institut Pasteur, with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Regional Service of Cooperation and the Institut Pasteur International Network.

Course Directors & Faculty

Stephanie Davis, David Harley (Australian National University)
Maria Van Kerkhove (Pasteur Center for Global Health, Institut Pasteur, Paris)
Anthony W. Mounts (US-CDC)
Hoang Quoc Cuong, Vu Thi Que Huong (Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City)
Roberto Bruzzone (HKU-Pasteur Research Pole)

The course will be taught in English.
No registration fees – Free accommodation will be provided

Closing Date for Applications: September 4, 2015

Objective: The recent outbreaks of Ebola virus and MERS-CoV have illustrated that effective control and prevention of disease outbreaks depend on early detection, rapid on-site investigation and timely and appropriate interventions. This workshop will allow participants to acquire the skills to choose the best analytical study design during an outbreak investigation, develop questionnaires and draw conclusions that guide public health actions, communicate findings of an outbreak investigation for various audiences and conduct similar training in their own institutions or countries.

Participants’ Profile: The course is specifically designed for health personnel from countries in South East Asia involved in surveillance activities and outbreak investigation. The course will be based on introductory lectures completed by directed, computer-based tutorial with experts and local tutors, and a field study in a local setting.

Applications: Candidates are invited to download application forms at www.hkupasteur.hku.hk. Please return the completed form, including 1-2 letters of recommendation, to hku-pasteur@hku.hk. The course teaching committee will review applications and select participants.
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