Brian McCloskey has worked in public health at local, regional, national and international level over 25 years. In September 2008, he became Regional Director for the HPA in London where he had the lead role in planning for the 2012 London Olympics. He has also been working with WHO’s Mass Gatherings Advisory Group since 2008, helping develop their public health guidance and planning toolkit and is Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings working with mass gatherings such as the World Cup in South Africa as well as the London Olympics. He took on the role of Director of Global Health for Public Health England in April 2013.
Introduction The 2014/15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa demonstrated that there is a need to make disease surveillance more effective. This reading pack sets out key features of effective surveillance systems, challenges to building these systems in low resource settings, and some suggested approaches. It places surveillance in the wider context of health systems strengthening,… Read more