2 - International Conference in Emergency Medicine and Public Health-Qatar Proceedings
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094


Qatar is about to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup-WC, this can stress the public health system and resources of Qatar as hosting country. Reducing public health risks and ensuring people's safety at The Qatar 2022WC requires thorough planning and coordination. The aim is to obtain a comprehensive insight into the available practices concerning the infectious diseases preparedness and response for major Sporting events and to advise Qatar W.C-2022 health committee accordingly.

A desk review of WHO literature in public health considerations during mass gatherings was done, with particular focus on the Communicable Disease alert and response for mass gatherings.

The literature suggests certain critical factors and preconditions for success that are common to most events as well as strategic, organizational, and tactical lessons learned that can be applied for Qatar WC 2022 includes, Comprehensive risk assessment should be conducted before the event, this will allows planners in Qatar to reduce the risk of communicable disease outbreaks associated with WC2022. Plans for risk management and risk communication need to be developed. New surveillance system should be in place for a sufficient length of time prior to the WC and this surveillance need to be divided into three phases, Pre-WC surveillance, WC-based surveillance and Post-WC surveillance.

The challenge for Qatar is to recognize the possible benefits from the outset of planning for the coming 2022WC and to build a positive and Strategic approach to communicable diseases issues into the earliest stages.


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