Bacteria / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Establishment of Quality Assurances for Detection of Highly Pathogenic Bacteria of Potential Bioterrorism Risk [EQADeBa]
This project was initiated in response to results of a tender by DG SANCO on an External Quality Assurance Exercise (EQAE) in 2006 revealing the need for further improvement of the diagnostic reliabil...
This project was initiated in response to results of a tender by DG SANCO on an External Quality Assurance Exercise (EQAE) in 2006 revealing the need for further improvement of the diagnostic reliability of bacteria of potential bioterrorism risk. The objective is to provide the infrastructure, design, organize, and manage practical EQAEs for bacteria of potential bioterrorist risk causing anthrax, tularemia, plague, glanders, melioidosis, brucellosis, and Q-fever
Start date: 01/05/2008 - End date: 01/08/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Bacteria
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network for Highly Infectious Diseases [EuroNHID]
The general objective of the EuroNHID project will be to create a network of centres identified, in the participating European Member States, as high isolation units (HIUs) or reference hospitals invo...
The general objective of the EuroNHID project will be to create a network of centres identified, in the participating European Member States, as high isolation units (HIUs) or reference hospitals involved in (or planned for be involved in) the care of patients affected by highly infectious diseases (HIDs).
Start date: 01/07/2007 - End date: 01/01/2011

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Bacteria
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children [ARPEC]
The general objective of the project is to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing for children in Europe. The specific objectives include determining the variation in antibiotic prescribing for...
The general objective of the project is to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing for children in Europe. The specific objectives include determining the variation in antibiotic prescribing for common childhood infections in the community and hospitals across Europe, compared to local guidelines. The project will also systematically compare rates of antimicrobial resistance. There has been a limited focus on education on antimicrobial resistance on pediatricians. The project will aim to kick start a new network of PID specialists working in close collaboration and building on the existing EU funded surveillance projects. ARPEC will use key opinion leaders within ESPID to try to develop the evidence base for the variation in antibiotic resistance and prescribing. This will then directly translate into long term educational programmes focussing on trainee pediatricians and formalise educational training packages in prudent antimicrobial prescribing.
Start date: 01/09/2010 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2009)
Topic: Bacteria