Communication toolkit on gastrointestinal diseases: How to support infection prevention in schools
This toolkit aims to support infection prevention in schools, with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases, by assisting EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives for disease prevention in school settings. It encourages the school community to take a series of preventive measures in order to avoid the spread of gastrointestinal infections and outbreaks. It provides practical information and easily adaptable template materials that communicators in Member States' health authorities, working together with school authorities, can use and adapt for developing their own communication initiatives, in line with national, regional or local strategies and needs. This toolkit is a prototype to be used in pilot interventions, and the draft communication toolkit will reviewed and updated based on piloting results.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.
ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level
This ECDC study protocol describes the technical requirements for implementing future EU-level genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool, User guide
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.
Guidelines for presentation of surveillance data
This document provides guidance to support epidemiologists and surveillance experts in producing tables, graphs and maps to show the results of their data analyses following harmonised principles and practices.
Effective use of digital platforms for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area: An introduction to the ECDC guides
This ECDC series provides comprehensive guides to the effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA.
Use of smartphone application advertising for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area
Smartphones have revolutionised many aspects of our lives, and the way men who have sex with men (MSM) arrange sexual encounters has drastically changed.
Use of YouTube for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area
Using YouTube for HIV prevention offers global access to MSM and provides a unique opportunity to reach people who may not be reachable through more traditional social media platforms.
Use of Google AdWords for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area
Google AdWords is one of the most established digital advertising platforms in the world, and is used by organisations of many different sizes to achieve their marketing goals. This module will outline the opportunities that Google AdWords provides for HIV prevention.
Public health emergency preparedness: Core competencies for EU Member States
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.