Public Health, Nursing

Community Health

Monitoring advances towards the International Health Regulations (2005) implementation and global health security・Strengthening capacity for indicator- and event-based surveillance systems

Health Sciences Course

  • Master / Doctoral Degree

Faculty

OMORI, JunkoOMORI, Junko
OMORI, Junko*

Professor, R.N. P.H.N. Ph.D.

  • TEL

    +81-22-717-7924

*Concurrent Position

Research Theme

  • Global health security-surveillance and response to emerging and re-emerging diseases
  • Disaster mental health care using a positive psychology approach
  • Protection of humanitarian aid workers’ physical security and psychological well-being
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Laboratory Introduction

Since the SARS outbreak in 2003 and more recently the Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016 in West Africa, the world has recognized the borderless nature of infectious diseases and the importance for international and multi-sectoral collaboration to protect global health security. Following the revision of the International Health Regulations [IHR (2005)] which mandates all WHO Member States to develop core capacities to detect, assess, report, and respond to emerging diseases and public health emergencies, countries have been making progress towards implementing IHR (2005). For our research team, we are interested in conducting operational research using publicly available data to assess both the IHR (2005) implementation situation and the implementation of IHR (2005) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework regionally and worldwide. In addition, we are interested in conducting other operational research to further enhance indicator-based and event-based surveillance systems to monitor the trends of nationally notifiable diseases and detect disease outbreaks/public health emergencies, respectively.

Figure 1. IHR implementation status worldwide for all core capacities 2017(Source: http://www.who.int/gho/ihr/en/)

Figure 1. IHR implementation status worldwide for all core capacities 2017(Source: http://www.who.int/gho/ihr/en/)

Figure 2. IHR surveillance core capacity implementation status by WHO region, 2017 (Source: http://www.who.int/gho/ihr/monitoring/surveillance/en/)

Figure 2. IHR surveillance core capacity implementation status by WHO region, 2017 (Source: http://www.who.int/gho/ihr/monitoring/surveillance/en/)

Recent Publications

  • Chiu, C., Nakano, K., and Omori, J. Workshop to promote patient-centered cross-cultural care among Japanese nursing students. Nursing English Nexus. 2018 Oct; 2(2), 6-12.
  • Houatthongkham, S., Sithivong, N., Jennings, G., Phengxay, M., Teepruksa, P., Khamphaphongphane, B., Vongphrachanh, P., Southalack, K., Luo, D. and Chiu, C. Trends in the incidence of acute watery diarrhoea in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2009-2013. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. 2016 Sep; 7(3): 1-9.
  • Chiu, C., Martin, C., Woldemichael, M., W/Selasie, G., Tareke, I., Luce, R., G/Libanos, G., Hunt, D., Bayleyegn, T., Addissie, A., Buttke, D., Bitew, A., Vagi, S., Murphy, M., Seboxa, T., Jima, D., and Debella, A. Surveillance of a chronic liver disease of unidentified cause in a rural setting of Ethiopia: A case study. Ethiopian Medical Journal. 2016 Jan; 54(1): 27-32.
  • Sengkeopraseuth, B., Bounma, K., Siamong, C., Datta, S., Khamphaphongphane, B., Vongphachanh, P., Luo, D., O’Reilly, M. and Chiu, C. Hidden varicella outbreak, Luang Prabang Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, December 2014- January 2015. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. 2016 Jan; 7(1): 1-5.