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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
SSI_FY2014 [SSI_FY2014]
Measures of mortality are among the most important indicators for public health. All European Union member states collect all-cause mortality data in order to facilitate planning, monitoring annual tr...
Measures of mortality are among the most important indicators for public health. All European Union member states collect all-cause mortality data in order to facilitate planning, monitoring annual trends of diseases and evaluating public health interventions. However, there is little tradition of conducting timely monitoring of mortality. This lack of timely collection, analysis and interpretation is a limitation when it comes to the assessment of the health impact of events that may lead to sudden changes in mortality such as major epidemics, extreme temperatures as well as deliberate or accidental release of biological or chemical agents.
In the DG Sanco supported project EuroMOMO we developed a coordinated approach to real-time mortality monitoring across Europe. This system is applied among countries that are able to meet the minimal requirements for mortality monitoring. Currently, the weekly published EuroMOMO mortality bulletin at www.euromomo.eu is based on data submitted from 18 countries or regions of countries.

The EuroMOMO network demonstrated how a timely, standardised and coordinated approach to mortality monitoring increases the European capacity to assess the impact of events with a potential impact on public health, including the 2009/10 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. Without EuroMOMO, Europe would have been less well prepared for the pandemic
In addition, EuroMOMO was pivotal to facilitate country-specific in-depth analyses of influenza-associated mortality in general or the impact of the pandemic more specifically.
Our mission is to reinforce the EU`s preparedness to respond to potential risk of all hazards by a continued operation of the EuroMOMO network. The vision is further to extend the collaboration by adding new countries to the network.
By conducting regular network activites, partners will learn and exchange best practice on how to apply data from real-time mortality monitoring for risk assessment, in particular as regards cross-border threats and the management of the public health response to emergencies.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2013)
Topic: Modeling
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action [EURO-MOMO]
To develop and operate a routine public health mortality monitoring system aimed at detecting and measuring, on a real-time basis, excess number of deaths related to influenza and other possible publi...
To develop and operate a routine public health mortality monitoring system aimed at detecting and measuring, on a real-time basis, excess number of deaths related to influenza and other possible public health threats across European countries.
Start date: 01/02/2008 - End date: 01/05/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Modeling
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Avoidable mortality in the European Union: towards better indicators for the effectiveness of health systems [AMIEHS]
The project seeks to develop an agreed definition of avoidable mortality for Europe, and to derive a set of validated avoidable mortality-based indicators of the effectiveness of health systems, which...
The project seeks to develop an agreed definition of avoidable mortality for Europe, and to derive a set of validated avoidable mortality-based indicators of the effectiveness of health systems, which can be used in routine surveillance of the performance of health systems in Europe.
Start date: 01/03/2008 - End date: 01/07/2011

Call: Health Information (Hi 2007)
Topic: Modeling
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
The Public Health Response to Chemical Incident Emergencies [CIE TOOLKIT]
The overarching aim of the CIE Toolkit project is to facilitate the rapid and effective response to acute chemical incidents by providing a source of relevant material, in the form of a toolkit, along...
The overarching aim of the CIE Toolkit project is to facilitate the rapid and effective response to acute chemical incidents by providing a source of relevant material, in the form of a toolkit, along with a training manual enabling participating Member States to address specific training needs. The objective of the project is to reduce the burden of disease related to chemical emergencies through improved public health response.
Start date: 01/04/2008 - End date: 01/07/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Modeling
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)
Topic: Modeling