Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.
Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review
Each year around 3.2 million patients are infected with healthcare-associated infections following exposure in healthcare facilities across the European Union and a total of 37 000 of them die as a direct consequence.
HIV testing in Europe
The aim of the evaluation was to understand the use and impact of the 2010 HIV testing guidance in the EU/EEA, and to make recommendations for future steps by ECDC in this area, including, potentially, an updated guidance.
Understanding the impact of smartphone applications on STI/HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the EU/EEA
Scientific literature appears largely unable to show direct causality between internet use and STI trends. This report attempts to provide an overview of current research and apply the conclusions to the epidemiological situation in the EU/EEA.
Chlamydia control in Europe: Qualitative evaluation of the impact of the 2009 ECDC guidance
This technical report describes the evaluation of the impact of the 2009 guidance document on policymaking in Member States and presents recommendations for a revised version of the guidance.
Tuberculosis in Europe: from passive control to active elimination – high- and low-incidence countries
This four-page evidence brief provides an overview of tuberculosis control and elimination efforts in the EU/EEA, with a particular focus on the epidemiological differences between high- and low-incidence countries.
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease. Management of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected areas
This document outlines current monitoring processes for returning healthcare workers and provides different options for reducing the risk of transmission of EVD from infected healthcare workers returning to the EU/EEA.
A literature review on health communication campaign evaluation with regard to the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe
This report collates and summarises the literature on communication campaign evaluation with relevance to the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Transferability of health promotion and health education approaches between non-communicable and communicable diseases
This review examines approaches to the prevention of chronic (non-communicable) diseases that have been developed and used in health education and health promotion and considers how these approaches have been applied to the prevention of communicable diseases.
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease: Entry and exit screening measures
As the epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues to worsen in West Africa, the document sets out the existing evidence on entry and exit screening in order to support decision making by EU public health authorities.