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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Cost-effectiveness assessment of European influenza human pandemic alert and response strategies [FLURESP]
The objective of the FLURESP consortium is to redefine main human pandemic scenarios at the European level, describe and cluster possible response strategies and assess these response strategies in th...
The objective of the FLURESP consortium is to redefine main human pandemic scenarios at the European level, describe and cluster possible response strategies and assess these response strategies in the frame of multi-criteria and cost-effectiveness analyses, taking into account lessons from the 2009 pandemic situation in Europe. Human pandemic scenarios and main related responses have never been assessed and ranked using both multi-criteria and cost-effectiveness approaches. It appears urgent to develop a strategy relying on assessment of lessons learnt with respect to improving intersectorial collaboration and cross-border coordination in responding to health emergencies. The integrated approach of Decision Making proposed by the FLURESP consortium would constitute a premiere at the European and global level, which would support member states to select the most appropriate and efficient public response to various scenarios of human pandemic.
Start date: 01/04/2011 - End date: 01/04/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2010)
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Public Health Adaptation Strategies to Extreme Weather Event [PHASE]
The project will provide a framework of tools for the preparedness and response to extreme weather events (heat waves, cold spells) and their environmental consequences (floods, wildfires, air polluti...
The project will provide a framework of tools for the preparedness and response to extreme weather events (heat waves, cold spells) and their environmental consequences (floods, wildfires, air pollution) to reduce their impact on health. A specific contribution of the project will be to apply new methodologies to improve knowledge on health effects of extreme weather events (EWE), and to identify individual risk factors. The vulnerable subgroups to specific EWE will be identified to target prevention activities and optimize resources.Prevention plans will be evaluated to identify a set of efficient measures. The collaboration between different sectors (public health, environmental,civil protection, policy makers,etc) will be strengthened to improve preparedness and response to health emergencies and support adaptation to EWE. A link with ongoing EU projects on climate/ health will be established to optimize resources. Results of the project will be contextualized taking into account different environmental, socioeconomic and political conditions throughout Europe.
Start date: 01/05/2011 - End date: 01/07/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2010)
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Quality Assurance Exercises and Networking on the Detection of Highly Infectious Pathogens [QUANDHIP]
The Joint Action (JA) aims to link and consolidate the objectives of two existing networks dealing with highly infectious bacteria and viruses that emerged from the EU funded project EQADeBa, coordina...
The Joint Action (JA) aims to link and consolidate the objectives of two existing networks dealing with highly infectious bacteria and viruses that emerged from the EU funded project EQADeBa, coordinated by the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), Germany (EAHC no 2007 204) and the ENP4-Lab project, coordinated by L.Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Italy (EAHC no 2006 208). The primary objective of the current application is to stabilise both network activities that link 33 partners from 21 European countries highly specialised and advanced laboratories. This will ensure the universal exchange of best diagnostic strategies able to support a European response strategy to outbreaks of highly pathogenic infectious agents plus generating a biodiverse repository of reference materials. The JA will provide a supportive European infrastructure and strategy for external quality assurance exercises (EQAE, bacterial antibiotic susceptibility testing, training, and biosafety and biosecurity review of current practices).
Start date: 01/08/2011 - End date: 01/02/2015

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2010)