To develop a working definition and specifications of ‘highly infectious disease’ and develop criteria for patient admission based on the concepts of risk assessment and risk stratification.
To develop an inventory of Highly Secure Infectious Disease Units (HSIDU) and other isolation facilities used for highly infectious diseases and the of health care professionals who work in them.
To develop and define minimum requirements for isolation facilities for patients with highly infectious diseases.
To exchange good practices of infection control precautions including personnel protective equipment
To archive existing national guidelines on isolation and management of patients with highly infectious diseases
To develop recommendations and/or templates on (1) the management of selected highly infectious diseases (2) aspects of infection control relevant to the management of these diseases (3)an outbreak response.
To propose a core curriculum and training modules for infectious disease physicians who work in HSIDUs
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