ECDC publishes first reports in the Migrant Health series
ECDC has published the first disease-specific reports in the Migrant health series. They focus on HIV/AIDS epidemiology, describing the burden of HIV infection in migrant populations, and access to prevention and care among migrant populations.
The European Union is committed to ensuring that all citizens have access to healthcare regardless of their country of origin, for the benefit of individuals and society as a whole. ECDC was requested to produce a report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU to inform policy and public health responses.
The first disease-specific reports in the resulting Migrant health series focus on HIV/AIDS epidemiology, describing the burden of HIV infection in migrant populations, and access to prevention and care among migrant populations.
The Background note to this Migrant health project provides an overview of migration and communicable diseases in the EU and a brief summary of issues related to migration and health, and points out possible areas for future public health research and intervention.
ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison
23 May 2018 - In their joint public health Guidance published today, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), present the evidence on active case finding as a key measure to diagnose communicable diseases early.
1 in 2 people living with HIV in Europe is diagnosed late: ECDC and WHO urge improvement in testing practices
28 Nov 2017 - The WHO European Region is the only Region worldwide where the number of new HIV infections is rising. With more than 160 000 people newly diagnosed with HIV across the Region, including more than 29 000 new cases from the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), this trend continued in 2016.
ECDC-EMCDDA review: Can active case finding help reduce communicable diseases in prisons?
23 Nov 2017 - ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) have systematically retrieved and assessed evidence on active case findings for blood-borne viruses like HIV, hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections as well as tuberculosis in prison settings in the EU/EEA.