Public health emergency preparedness for cases of viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola) in Belgium: a peer review
In March 2015, ECDC conducted a country visit in Belgium to explore the level of Ebola preparedness. The review focussed on four critical pathways for viral haemorrhagic fever: point of entry, community transmission, inland transportation, and hospitals designated for the treatment of viral haemorrhagic fevers. In addition, the support infrastructure around these pathways and the key responders were considered, e.g. system governance, system organisation, surveillance systems, and laboratory services.
HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool, User guide
20 Jun 2018 - HEPSA is used to evaluate levels of preparedness, identify potential gaps, identify vulnerabilities, and detect areas for improvement – with the goal to strengthen overall preparedness capacities for public health emergencies. This user guide provides basic information on the self-assessment process.
Public health emergency preparedness: Core competencies for EU Member States
5 Oct 2017 - This report seeks to identify both the strengths and the areas for improvement of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) in the European Union Member States.
Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin: a guide for preparedness activities in Europe – first update
16 Aug 2017 - This first update of the original guide was prompted by the evolution of the Zika virus epidemic, a new classification system for countries/areas, and recent scientific developments.