Communicable diseases / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
A framework for communicable disease surveillance, communication and training in Northern Europe, 2004-2006 [EpiNorth]
The EpiNorth project aims to improve communicable disease control and communication in Northern Europe and across the border to Russia. Key objectives of the project are: - Epinorth. Publish a peer-re...
The EpiNorth project aims to improve communicable disease control and communication in Northern Europe and across the border to Russia. Key objectives of the project are: - Epinorth. Publish a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to communicable disease epidemiology and control. - EpiData. Publish an annual report of communicable diseases for Northern Europe. - EpiVax. Maintain a guide to the vaccination programmes in Northern Europe. - EpiNews. Develop a dynamic news service on the web with reports of outbreaks and trends of communicable diseases in Northern Europe. - EpiTrain. Run a training programme in communicable disease epidemiology. - EpiLinks. Maintain a library of web links to communicable disease epidemiology sites in Europe and Russia.
Start date: 01/01/2004 - End date: 01/01/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2003)
Topic: Communicable diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network for Transnational AIDS/STI Prevention among Migrant Prostitutes. [TAMPEP 7]
The overall purpose was to further develop the models of good practice and current tools to support the planning and implementation of coordinated and comprehensive health promotion and social care se...
The overall purpose was to further develop the models of good practice and current tools to support the planning and implementation of coordinated and comprehensive health promotion and social care services for migrant sex workers and trafficked women in all EU countries, through an on-going pan-European cooperation and through expanding the network by including the new EU member countries.
The general objectives were:
1. To consolidate and further develop HIV/STI prevention, health and social promotion interventions for migrant and mobile sex workers in Europe.
2. To promote human rights and equality in public health policies for migrant/mobile sex workers and trafficked women.
3. To facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experience and good practices among service providers and community based organisations on pan-European level.
4. To consolidate and expand the network of 25 countries in Europe, and to strengthen their capacity for effective interventions within a sub-regional cooperation model.
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2007
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2004)
Topic: Communicable diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Improving Patient Safety in Europe [IPSE]
The main objectives of IPSE are to: (a) establish a consensus Infection Control Professional core curriculum and inventory of courses, (b) produce deliverables providing managers and health services s...
The main objectives of IPSE are to: (a) establish a consensus Infection Control Professional core curriculum and inventory of courses, (b) produce deliverables providing managers and health services staff with timely and periodic information and indicators of the morbidity of HAI, (c) make available evidence-based guidelines and educational tools to better and effectively manage the risk of HAI and AMR. Early detection and response to nosocomial outbreaks of known or new pathogens, including multiple resistant organisms should progress (2002/77/EC). The project is intended to foster the containment of the emergence and spread of multiple resistant organisms in the ICU through an integrated surveillance programme and provide educational support to new HAI surveillance networks. Finally a consensus on surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in EU nursing homes is necessary.
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2004)
Topic: Communicable diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Basic Surveillance Network of 28 European Countries [-]
The principal objective is to further improve and expand a basic, fully computerized, infectious disease surveillance network for Europe to follow time trends in incidence of the 40+ diseases at EU-le...
The principal objective is to further improve and expand a basic, fully computerized, infectious disease surveillance network for Europe to follow time trends in incidence of the 40+ diseases at EU-level and make available the information needed to interpret the results. To achieve this the project aims at the active participation of 28 European countries. Thus the intent is to expand the network and introduce the methodology of BSN to all 10 new member states. This project is intended to be a useful instrument to be incorporated in the ECDC. The aim was therefore to prepare the BSN for a probable future transfer to the new European centre for disease prevention and control. Cooperation with the disease specific networks is envisaged and also cooperation with international organisations such as the WHO, especially the European office to which the CISID (The Computerized Information System for Infectious Diseases) is linked. Furthermore the project aims at quality control and development of methods for interpretation and analysis of data transferred to the network.
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2004)
Topic: Communicable diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Surveillance of tuberculosis in Europe [EURO TB]
The present project (EuroTB) builds on previous developments and intends to strengthen TB surveillance capacity at Community level taking into account the enlargement to the 10 new Member States and t...
The present project (EuroTB) builds on previous developments and intends to strengthen TB surveillance capacity at Community level taking into account the enlargement to the 10 new Member States and the need to prepare the future TB surveillance activities of the new European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).Its general objectives are to enhance surveillance of TB in EU and in the third countries in Europe and to apply innovative technologies to strengthen identification of emerging TB issues in Europe, including multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). Surveillance activities focus on the 25 Member States, EEA/EFTA and applicant countries and include as a core component the collection, validation, analysis and dissemination of data from national TB case reporting systems, based on individual case data sets. In these countries, beyond annual data collection on TB case notification, EuroTB is intended to: conduct ad hoc surveys on emerging issues in TB control and enlarge the panel of information on the characteristics and outcomes of TB control programmes; strengthen collaboration with other EU surveillance schemes (e.g. on HIV/AIDS, antimicrobial resistance) and projects (e.g. on training and on information dissemination).
Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2004)
Topic: Communicable diseases