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