Emergency Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (September 2005 – March 2006)

KEY FOCUS: Infection control capacity building and emerging infectious diseases

Focus countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Niue, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Project Coordinator: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (New Caledonia)

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Albion International, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in New Caledonia, was engaged to address infection control readiness and procedures for new and emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks. This consultancy reviewed and proposed surveillance mechanisms, and provided training, regional networking and rapid response protocols in eight Pacific Island nations.