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dc.contributor.authorEkmekci, Perihan Elif
dc.identifier.citationEkmekci, P. (2016). An Assessment of Coherence Between Early Warning and Response Systems and Serious Cross-Border Health Threats in the European Union and Turkey. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 10(6), 883-892. doi:10.1017/dmp.2016.63en_US
dc.description.abstractDisease outbreaks have attracted the attention of the public health community to early warning and response systems (EWRS) for communicable diseases and other cross-border threats to health. The European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have published regulations in this area. Decision 1082/2013/EU brought a new approach the management of public health threats in EU member states. Decision 1082/2013/EU brought several innovations, which included establishing a Health Security Committee; preparedness and response planning; joint procurement of medical countermeasures; ad hoc monitoring for biological, chemical, and environmental threats; EWRS; and recognition of an emergency situation and interoperability between various sectors. Turkey, as an acceding country to the EU and a member of the WHO, has been improving its national public health system to meet EU legislations and WHO standards. This article first explains EWRS as defined in Decision 1082/2013/EU and Turkey’s obligations to align its public health laws to the EU acquis. EWRS in Turkey are addressed, particularly their coherence with EU policies regarding preparedness and response, alert notification, and interoperability between health and other sectors. Finally, the challenges and limitations of the current Turkish system are discussed and further improvements are suggested. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;10:883–892)en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectDisaster planningen_US
dc.subjectEmergency medical servicesen_US
dc.subjectHealth planning organizationsen_US
dc.subjectInternational cooperationen_US
dc.subjectCommunicable diseasesen_US
dc.titleAn Assessment of Coherence Between Early Warning and Response Systems and Serious Cross-Border Health Threats in the European Union and Turkeyen_US
dc.relation.journalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparednessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Basic Medical Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, Tıp Fakültesi, Temel Tıp Bilimleri Bölümütr_TR
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorEkmekci, Perihan Elif
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR

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