Cross-border Public Health Surveillance

Assisting public health practitioners and policy makers to improve global health security and cross-border public health surveillance in Middle East/North Africa (MENA)

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Cross-border surveillance key findings

UCSF conducted a mixed methods landscaping analysis of disease surveillance systems for mobile populations in the MENA region to assist policy makers and implementers in improving global health security and cross-border public health surveillance. Through a systematic literature review including 101 sources and 28 key stakeholder interviews policy briefs are being produced to disseminate key findings and recommendations.

Academic Course Development

UCSF, in partnership with the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) MENA Regional Office and U.S. CDC Division of Global Migration Health, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for academic institutions in the MENA region to apply for funding to collaborate with UCSF and U.S. CDC in the implementation of an academic course for graduate or undergraduate public health students to be piloted in 2024-2025 academic year. The objective of the course is to educate the next generation of public health professionals about the key components of border health and cross-border public health surveillance, in theory and practice. This course will be implemented as a pilot and will have potential to serve as a model for other public health education programs across MENA and globally. 

Download the webinar slides and Q&A document to learn more about the project and application process. 

Eligible countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Yemen

Apply Online      Application Document  

Application Due Date (EXTENDED): April 14, 2024 (11:59pm US Pacific Standard Time)


  • U.S. CDC MENA Regional Office
  • U.S. CDC Division of Global Migration Health

Project Briefs

Read more about cross-border public health surveillance in MENA landscaping key findings: 

Coming soon.