A round table at which Joint Protocol on Preparedness for Epidemics of Mosquito-Borne Diseases (MBD) aimed at local self-government units developed within the framework of the “Mosquito Control in Cross-border Area – Mos-Cross” project was held at the County Hall in Sombor on 28th May 2019.
On behalf of the Public Health Institute Sombor, primarius MD Msc Dragoslava Čubrilo presented the Mos-Cross project. Dr Jelena Zelić gave a lecture on the epidemiological characteristics of the West Nile fever, as well as on the eco-friendly treatment of mosquitoes, whereas Dr Srđan Mererei spoke about the legal basis for mosquito control.
In addition to the Mos-Cross project team members, the round table was attended by the representative of the municipal administration of Sombor and local self-governments. The Joint Protocol on Preparedness for Epidemics of MBD was presented to the participants and the project promotional material was distributed.
The “Mosquito Control in Cross-border Area – Mos-Cross” project, which is being implemented under the Interreg IPA CBC Croatia-Serbije, aims to improve the provision of public health services in West Bačka District and Osijek Baranya County regarding early detection of mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs). The project is being jointly implemented by the Public Health Institute Sombor, Institute of Public Health for the Osijek-Baranya County and European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.