Digital tool for supporting International Health Regulations implementation at Points of Entry

The aim of the course is to strengthen participants' competence to design, plan and implement IARs and AARs
After completing the e-learnings recommended before this workshop (WHO/ECDC), participants should:
know purpose, scope and components of an IAR/AAR
- understand the different phases and formats of IARs/AARs
- be able to develop a concept for a potential IAR/AAR in their country/ field of work

After completing the online-workshop, participants should be able to:
- critically analyse IAR/AAR concepts
- identify key messages regarding IAR/AAR implementation
- discuss (advantages/disadvantages of) different formats and methods

This exercise aims to empower public health experts within the JA SHARP in risk communication with the general population through the media during the roll-out of a new vaccine in a health crisis.

Upon completion of this course, you should have thorough understanding/knowledge of:

·The different sources of chemicals
·The public health response to chemical incidents
·The role of Competent Authorities in the identification, risk assessment and management of chemical incidents
·The key stakeholders likely to be involved in the investigation of a chemical incident
·How to apply key procedures for the alerting and notification of chemical incidents
·How chemical incidents might differ from other emergencies
·The purposes of chemical incident preparedness
·The type of information that should be considered in a chemical incident preparedness plan
·The legal provisions for the transport of chemicals. The hazards of transporting chemicals by different modes and measures to reduce the risk to health and environment
·Provide examples of good practice in multi-sectoral cooperation in dealing with the health aspects of chemical events and emergencies