Course: Methods and tools for evidence-based practice with focus on infectious diseases
This course was recommended for public health professionals involved in the planning, development, commissioning and/or approval of scientific outputs like reviews, assessments or guidance in the area of infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control. Over the four days, the participants were expected to learn the basic skills and competences needed for evidence-based practice.
ECDC Expert meeting on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for Pandemic flu
The meeting focused on the evidence base for the revision of the updated “Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe”, with a specific emphasis on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for pandemic flu.
Fifty-third meeting of the Advisory Forum
The Advisory Forum advises the Director of the Centre on the quality of the scientific work undertaken by ECDC
EU Agencies mark Europe Day with new video
On Europe Day (9 May) this week the Network of EU Agencies is launching a new video highlighting the vital role we play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of EU citizens.
The video subtitled in all EU languages shows a snapshot of how the Agencies touch our daily lives in many areas – from the medicines we take and the food we eat to our education, working lives, transport and fundamental rights.
Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis
In Europe, about 80 000 hospitalised patients are estimated to have at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day. Proper cleaning of the hands, using antiseptic fluid, remains the single most effective way for hospital staff to prevent infections that can lead to sepsis.
Meeting of ECDC network of National Correspondents in EU enlargement countries
Since 2008 ECDC has been working with the EU enlargement countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey) to support and strengthen their capacities to participate in ECDC activities
European Immunization Week, 2018
European Immunization Week (EIW) is marked across the European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for people’s health and well-being. Activities in 2018 focused on the progress and challenges in the Region’s concerted effort to eliminate measles and rubella.
Europol and ECDC organised second Cross-sectoral Biorisk Awareness and Mitigation Training
The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), organised the second edition of the Cross-sectoral Biorisk Awareness and Mitigation Training, hosted in Olhão, Portugal, on 17 - 19 April 2018.