“Protecting hospital patients from healthcare-associated infections is a joint task”, says ECDC Director at the European Health Forum Gastein
On the occasion of the 16th European Health Forum Gastein, ECDC hosted a lunch workshop with the title “Healthcare-associated infections: time to take responsibility”.
World Health Day 2014: focusing on vector-borne diseases in Europe
2014, the focus of World Health day was on vector-borne diseases. World Health Day is a worldwide initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.
European Immunization Week 2014: Immunization for life
ECDC supports European Immunization Week (EIW) 2014, which is a regional initiative, led and coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and implemented by Member States of the European Region.
“SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”: Reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance in long-term care facilities
Each year on 5 May, the annual “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” global campaign is part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support healthcare workers in their efforts to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
EIW 2015 at ECDC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of European Immunization Week, ECDC is releasing a new complement of data, tools, blogs and updates to support public health authorities in their work against vaccine preventable diseases.
Viral hepatitis: testing saves lives
Every year, around 50 000 newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis B and C are reported across Europe but millions are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, hepatitis can cause irreversible liver damage. Hepatitis A is recognised as a re-emerging health threat in Europe.
European Immunisation Week: ECDC highlights resources available on measles and rubella
During the course of European Immunisation Week (EIW), 24 – 30 April 2016, ECDC is putting the spotlight on its resources in support of measles and rubella elimination. These range from disease surveillance and epidemic intelligence to communication tools and guides on awareness raising about the importance of vaccination, as well as the vaccination scheduler tool.
Hand Hygiene Day - SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands
Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
ECDC-ASEF workshop: Strengthening the link between emergency risk communication and preparedness planning
For the first time, ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) jointly organised a capacity-building workshop to discuss the challenges of incorporating emergency risk communication in all aspects of public health emergency preparedness planning. The workshop ‘How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat - Planning and implementing emergency risk communication’ took place 7-8 September in Stockholm and convened over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries.