Volume 25, Number 3—March 2019
Survey on Implementation of One Health Approach for MERS-CoV Preparedness and Control in Gulf Cooperation Council and Middle East Countries
|Leadership and coordination
||A. Existence of a dedicated MERS-CoV committee in surveyed institutions†||7||0|
|B. The committee is meeting on regular basis†||6||1|
|C. Participation of stakeholders in a joint committee or advisory board dealing with MERS-CoV at the national level†||5||2|
|D. Activation of emergency supreme committee for MERS-CoV at the state level‡
|Policies and drivers of MERS-CoV management
||A. Existence of a document ascribing policy, roles, and responsibilities of committee’s stakeholders†||5||2|
|B.The document describes the chain of command‡||4||2|
|C. Joint committee responsibility for preparedness and response to MERS-CoV†
|Preparedness and response plans
||A. National plans for preparedness and response to MERS-CoV†||6||1|
|B. Participation of stakeholders in preparation of national plans for preparedness and response to MERS-CoV‡||2||4|
|C. Adequate budget allocation†
|Epidemiologic surveillance system of MERS-CoV
||A. Program of epidemiologic surveillance in humans‡||6||0|
|B. Program of epidemiologic surveillance in animals‡||5||1|
|C. Participation of animal breeders in MERS-CoV epidemiologic surveillance‡||3||3|
|D. Joint or integrated surveillance program for MERS-CoV†||4||2|
|E. MERS joint field investigation team†||5||2|
|F. Field investigation joint team training‡||2||2|
|G. Research program(s) for MERS-CoV†
|Laboratory diagnostic capacities‡
||A. Public Health Reference Laboratory||4
|B. Veterinary Reference Laboratory
|Crisis communication and Health education||A. Strategies and plans for information, crisis communication, and health education on MERS-CoV†||5||2|
|B. MERS-CoV communication cooperation and coordination‡||5||1|
|C. Joint implementation of MERS-CoV awareness and health education activities‡||3||3|
*MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
†Statistical analysis was performed by institution.
‡Statistical analysis was performed by country.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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