Which organisational models for infectious diseases
Giancarlo De Carlo Lecture Hall
University of Catania
Piazza Dante 18-19 May 2023
In the first edition of MedCom Forum in Sanità 2021 From the theme ‘Infectious diseases in the Mediterranean area: approach and criticalities in a frontier reality’ several points for reflection and numerous proposals emerged, thanks to the interventions of the distinguished speakers, both Italian and foreign, who spoke in particular on HIV, HCV, tuberculosis, and others.
In particular, it was possible to ascertain that, at present, there is no complete knowledge of the epidemiological situation in the Mediterranean area: the data available to the scientific community are still fragmentary and partial, only noting the realities related to certain geographical areas.
The need to reach a homogenous level of knowledge on the evolution of infectious diseases in this area as soon as possible was called for. Thanks to the lessons learnt from the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, the need emerged to create and implement specific shared research, training and information programmes to enable timely interactions with Mediterranean countries.