New ECDC tools: Strengthening preparedness and surveillance in migrant reception centres
As in other institutional settings, migrant reception/detention centres face specific challenges in preventing and controlling communicable disease transmission. In order to support EU/EEA Member States in improving preparedness and syndromic surveillance at migrant hosting sites, ECDC is launching two handbooks and related assessment tools.
Comparative community burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza: results of the Flu Watch cohort study
In a large community study (Flu Watch), cohorts were prospectively studied across the UK during six periods (2006-2010) with the main aim to compare the burden and the severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza across different age groups over time.
Workshop on migrant health and key infectious diseases in the EU/EEAArchived
This ECDC workshop was co-hosted between ECDC and The National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge in Lisbon, Portugal.
Health inequalities, financial crisis, and infectious disease control in the EU
To assess the current European situation and to inform ECDC activities in this area, ECDC organised a Stakeholder Consultation on Health Inequalities, Financial Crisis and Infectious Disease Control in the EU.
Results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) study
Results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) project provided key messages for planning and prioritization of communicable diseases in Europe, as well as offer a comprehensive overview of the quality and availability of surveillance data, and uncertainties surrounding them.
Workshop on “Public Health benefits of screening for infectious diseases among newly arrived migrants in to the EU/EEA”
Under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) in collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, hosted a technical expert workshop on “Public Health benefits of screening for infectious diseases among newly arrived migrants to the EU/EEA” in Athens.
EUPHA’s 5th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health
The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum to share and discuss different approaches and practical experiences around migrants’ and ethnic minorities’ health and healthcare in a context of economic austerity.
Global Trends and Implications for British Security Conference
The Global Trends conference explored a number of global trends that were likely to affect security and defence policy in the UK over the coming years. These included pandemics, the rise of extremist ideologies, possibility of great power conflict, demographic changes and urbanisation and climate change.