Fifty-ninth meeting of the Advisory Forum
The Advisory Forum advises the Director of the Centre on the quality of the scientific work undertaken by ECDC.
ECDC 2019 Winter Workshop 1st edition: The science of using science to support policy making for prevention and control of communicable diseases
The overall aim of this ECDC Winter Workshop is to strengthen capacity in the application of scientific principles and concepts to inform and influence policy making decisions related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases among public health specialists in Member States of the European Union (EU) and of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Influenza vaccination coverage rates insufficient across EU Member States
None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
New tools for public health experts: Outbreak detection and epidemiological reports
ECDC launches two R packages for analysing infectious disease surveillance data. The tools can support public health experts in creating epidemiological reports or detecting outbreaks.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA. PrEP service delivery and monitoring: minimum standards and key principles
In a two-day meeting organised by ECDC and UNAIDS, representatives of 22 European countries discussed how to improve the delivery of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across Europe. The meeting brought together country delegates, PrEP users and community HIV advocates to seek ways to strengthen the provision and monitoring of PrEP.
World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers
In 2019, World Youth Day (WYD) will take place between 22 and 27 January 2019 in Panama City, Panama with an expected half a million participants. During mass gathering events, the most common health risks are related to vaccine-preventable diseases, gastrointestinal illnesses and vector-borne diseases in favourable climate conditions.
External evaluation of ECDC: open public consultation
ECDC is currently undergoing its 3rd external evaluation in accordance with its Founding Regulation.
OECD highlights the progress made in laboratory systems in the EU/EEA since the implementation of EULabCap
The OECD report ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2018’ summarises the EULabCap indicator results in the chapter on public health laboratory capacity to control infectious disease threats.