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Regional Meeting & Technical Workshop in Public Health #2

July 4 - 6,  2017, Tunis, tunisia

The second Regional Meeting and technical workshop in public health of the MediLabSecure project was held from July 4th to 6th 2017 at the Institut Pasteur in Tunis, Tunisia.

Click here to download the meeting booklet

Objectives & Content

This multi-disciplinary meeting addressed clinical, entomological, epidemiological, diagnostic as well as human and animal health aspects of Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus, which has been identified as a priority in this Region. This regional meeting was also an opportunity to discuss current and common public health issues. For example, an update session about Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus was scheduled.

A panel of international specialists were invited to give presentations on these topics. Transversal sessions and group activities on topics such as vector control and biorisk management was also held.

To make the most out of this gathering from the Network representatives, the third MediLabSecure technical workshop on Public Health was embedded into this regional meeting, and focussed on RVF risk assessment. This rapid risk assessment exercise was carried out in a multisectoral manner with representatives of animal health, human health and public health institutions as well as medical entomologists involved.

Countries represented during this meeting were Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

Snapshot Agenda of the Second MediLabSecure Regional Meeting and Technical Workshop in Public Health

Detailed Agenda of the meeting and workshop


All presentations can be downloaded by clicking here

Moreover, presentations given during this meeting have been recorded and will be broadcasted on this website. Stay tuned!

Pictures & Videos

MediLabSecure Regional Meeting #2, Tunis, July 2017 from MediLabSecure on Vimeo.

Browse the photo album: Regional Meeting #2 Tunis

Exploration counters

To enhance networking and intersectoral exchanges during the meeting, we have scheduled two exploration counters during the coffee and lunch breaks.

The first was dedicated to the MediLabSecure-developed mosquito identification tool for species of the Euro-Mediterranean area: MosKeytool, that you can discover and download here.

The second counter consisted in a thematic crossword game, for which the rule was to form "One Health" teams to complete the quizz collaboratively.

You can download and form your own One Health team to complete the quizz!


A toolkit containing mosquito factsheets was handed to all participants. More factsheets are being developed and will be distributed throughout the network to support bench and field work.

REgional Meetings of the Medilabsecure network

Two regional meetings & technical workshops in Public Health have been held so far in the MediLabSecure network. 

The first regional meeting, held in Serbia in November 2016, involved 11 countries from the Balkans, the Black Sea and Turkey, and focused on Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever.

The second regional meeting was held in Tunis in July 2017 and involved 8 countries from North Africa and the Middle East, and focused on Rift Valley fever.

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