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.
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.
Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin: a guide for preparedness activities in Europe – first update
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.
ECDC tool for the prioritisation of infectious disease threats
This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable and methodologically reproducible manner.
Handbook on using the ECDC preparedness checklist tool to strengthen preparedness against communicable disease outbreaks at migrant reception/detention centres
This handbook describes a checklist tool intended for EU/EEA public health authorities who need to assess the capacity for communicable disease prevention and control at migrant reception/detention centres hosting migrants in the medium-term.
Handbook on implementing syndromic surveillance in migrant reception/detention centres and other refugee settings
This handbook is designed to assist public health authorities in developing syndromic surveillance protocols that complement routine surveillance in migrant reception centres and refugee hosting sites.
Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin – A guide for preparedness activities in Europe
This document includes key elements to be considered in the risk-based decision-making process of mitigating the threats to the safety of substances of human origin posed by Zika virus.
Zika virus disease epidemic: Preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
The aim of this document is to highlight measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
Ebola preparedness peer review mission, Romania
This mission report describes the visit to Romania in March of an ECDC led team of experts at the invitation of the Romanian government.
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.