Social determinants and risk factors in tuberculosis surveillance in the EU/EEA
The objective of this report is to provide countries with advice on what social determinant and risk factor variables to collect and what definitions to use, and to propose information to be collected at the national and European level.
ECDC and EMCDDA technical guidance on prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs - guidance in brief
This evidence-based guidance is designed to inform the development, monitoring and evaluation of national strategies and programmes in countries in Europe in order to reduce and prevent infections among people who inject drugs.
Risk assessment: Situation in northern Africa/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the influx of migrants* to Europe
ECDC, after conducting rapid risk assessments, has concluded that the risk of importation of infectious diseases from North Africa to the EU is considered to be low. From a public health perspective, the most urgent concern is related to the poor living conditions of the migrants, such as overcrowding and poor sanitation.
Health inequalities, the financial crisis, and infectious disease in Europe
This report summarises the importance of addressing health inequalities by identifying key areas for attention from health professionals and policy makers. Presenting key findings from studies on the subject, it makes the case that socio-economic determinants can have a substantial impact on infectious disease control in Europe.
Thematic Report: Migrants - Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2012 progress
Tuberculosis - 85% can save lives
Tuberculosis treatment outcome remains a challenge in the European Union. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control highlights that not achieving the treatment success target of 85% could have an impact on human lives saved and the financial resources needed for tuberculosis control in the European Union and beyond.
ECDC and EMCDDA technical guidance on prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs
The content of this joint guidance was developed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) with the support of a technical advisory group composed of policy makers, service providers, civil society representatives and preventative health experts from throughout the EU/EEA.
Joint ECDC and EMCDDA rapid risk assessment: HIV in injecting drug users in the EU/EEA, following a reported increase of cases in Greece and Romania
Most European countries reported no changes in the rate of newly diagnosed cases of HIV or HIV prevalence in IDU in 2011.
Migrant health: Sexual transmission of HIV within migrant groups in the EU/EEA and implications for effective interventions
This report presents the published evidence of sexual transmission of HIV among populations from countries with generalised HIV epidemics in the EU/EEA.
Responses to HIV and migration in western industrialised countries: current challenges, promising practices, future directions
This report summarises the discussion and outcomes of a special satellite session at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, on 22 July 2012.