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ECDC's guidance on Chlamydia control in Europe

30 Jun 2009

Today ECDC is launching its Guidance on Chlamydia Control in Europe. ECDC’s Guidance on Chlamydia control in Europe is based on a study of Chlamydia control activities in 29 European countries (reference to the ECDC technical report). This systematic survey found wide variation in the organisation of Chlamydia control across countries. The Guidance on Chlamydia control in Europe advocates a stepwise approach to ensure that primary prevention and patient management are in place before more elaborate interventions such as opportunistic testing and population screening are considered. Efficient and sustainable resourcing and implementation of a national chlamydia control programme requires leadership and commitment from healthcare policy makers. National strategies should take into account the specific epidemiological situation regarding Chlamydia available and future services and resources together with a review of the evidence.

Further information

See the full ECDC’s Guidance on Chlamydia control in Europe

 See the press release: Chlamydia infection – the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in Europe

Download the Power Point Presentation on Chlamydia Control in Europe (presented in the video)

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