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Table 1 Characteristics of exercises

From: Using exercises to improve public health preparedness in Asia, the Middle East and Africa

Location Type Date(s) Length in hours # Participants (# Observers) Sectors participating
Cambodia Sub-national 6 Sep 2006 8.0 50 (17) Health, defense, commerce, information
China Sub-national 27 Sep 2006 7.0 28 (7) Health, emergency response, agriculture, border control
Laos National 11 Oct 2006 8.0 37 (16) Health, information and culture, agriculture and forestry, foreign affairs
Myanmar National 16 Oct 2006 6.5 32 (10) Health, port, veterinary
Thailand Sub-national 25 Aug 2006 6.5 102 (30) Health, agriculture
Vietnam National 19 Oct 2006 4.0 38 (11) Health, agriculture, rural development, defense, police, finance, transport, planning and investment
Palestine National 26 Oct 2007 8.0 29 (0) Health, UNFPA, UNRWA, UNDP, UNICEF
Jordan Sub-national 8-9 Jan 2008 10.0 61 (5) Health, civil defense, environment, police, public works, religious, education, social development, agriculture, youth, water
Jordan National 9-10 Apr 2008 15.5 55 (5) Health, agriculture, water and irrigation, energy, labor, finance, municipal and rural affairs, industry and trade, religious, education, justice, interior, transportation, maritime, civil aviation, media
Southeast Asia Sub-regional 13-14 Mar 2007 16.5 59 (25) Health, livestock and fishery, agriculture and forestry, communication and transport, immigration, security, tourism, information and culture, justice, finance, policy and planning, defense
Middle East Sub-regional 30-31 Aug 2008 15.0 32 (3) Health, information, international relations, industry-trade
East Africa Sub-regional 16-17 Dec 2008 12.0 35 (8) Health, FAO, USAID, AU/IBAR, UNOCHA