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Events and Engagements

In support of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch's (AFHSB’s) role as the primary Department of Defense (DoD) proponent for health surveillance and epidemiologic training, staff members supervise and mentor preventive medicine residents during their rotations at AFHSB, provide subject-matter expertise to military public health events and exercises, and plan and execute conference in support of AFHSB's overall mission. Additionally, AFHSB directly supports the six U.S. Geographic Combatant Commands (CCMDs) through global health strategic engagements.

AFHSB Conferences and Training Events

  • FHSB sponsors and hosts training events each year in conjunction with various DoD stakeholders.
  • Topics relevant to US military public health include public health surveillance, malaria, pandemic influenza, and recruit health.
  • Formats ranging from conferences, workshops and tabletop exercises to working group meetings and roundtable discussions.

Combatant Command Engagements

We facilitate CCMD Theatre Security Cooperation priorities by conducting Global Engagement activities that educate and influence health professionals in Partner Nations and support DoD partner laboratories in their global health surveillance initiatives.

Objectives:

  • Conduct training and capacity building engagements (seminars, workshops, exercises) in priority countries within the CCMD's AOR.
  • Strengthen civil-military and military-military collaborations in health surveillance.
  • Facilitate relationships among DoD partner laboratories, CCMDs, and Partner Nations.
  • Arrange for expert technical consultation and training to guide international partners in the development and enhancement of activities relevant to public health surveillance and response, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations (2005).

Upcoming Events

**There are no new events on the calendar at this time

Executive Summaries from Past Events

Date File Description
4/23/2015 African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance As part of its mission in enhancing military-to-military surveillance and outbreak response initiatives, AFHSC-GEIS, supported a workshop at the request of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) with the aim of sharing resources, strategies and expertise in implementing outbreak preparedness and response initiatives with African militaries.
8/27/2014 East-West Africa Malaria Task Force The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Division of Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) sponsored the first joint meeting of the East and West Africa Malaria Task Forces (E&W-AMTF), hosted by the Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) in Bujumbura, Burundi.
8/13/2014 PACOM Regional Forum on Malaria Control and Elimination Among Military Populations The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Division of Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) sponsored a multi-lateral international engagement focused on malaria elimination.

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