To establish ALERRT as a sustainable SSA network that is linked to international networks and that synergises with, and contributes to, global health-security efforts.
Second annual ALERRT General Assembly
The second annual ALERRT General Assembly was held in Dakar on the 19th and 20th of March. The meeting was opened by Dr Aloyse Diouf, from the Senegal Ministry of Health and there was ample press coverage, including RTS1 television, the Senegal Press Association and Le Soleil magazine. More photos from the meeting can be found here.
With over 75 people in attendance, we are building on the success of our launch meeting. Highlights of this year's meeting included the endorsement of the ALERRT mission by the Senegal Ministry of Health, Africa CDC and WHO-AFRO and the endorsement of the ALERRT-PANDORA Data Sharing Principles and core study site selection (see below for more details).
Prof Pontiano Kaleebu closed the meeting and announced that next year's General Assembly meeting will take place in Entebbe, Uganda.