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.
ECDC/WHO joint mission report: Increased influx of migrants at the Greek–Turkish border
In April 2011, upon request from the Greek Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, a joint ECDC/WHO Regional Office for Europe mission was undertaken to Greece to assess the situation related to the increased migration at the Greek–Turkish border. The objective of the mission was to assist Greek health authorities in assessing the public health risks related to the increased migration and to communicable diseases in particular.
Migrant health series: Improving HIV data comparability in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA countries: findings from a literature review and expert panel
This technical report provides an overview of the current situation with respect to data on HIV in migrant and ethnic minority populations; identifies gaps and methodological challenges; and proposes ways in which data, and data comparability, might be improved in Europe.
ECDC preparedness checklist tool
This tool is 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 in order to identify gaps and set priorities for development.
Thematic report: HIV and migrants
This report summarises key issues related to HIV and migrants in Europe, focusing on the EU/EEA, and identifies priority actions to improve the HIV response for this key population.
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.