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.
Technical mission: HIV, STI and viral hepatitis in Bulgaria. 19-21 September 2016 and 14-15 November 2016
The Ministry of Health in Bulgaria invited ECDC to prepare an assessment of the current national HIV programme and to review the STI and Hepatitis surveillance system. Following discussions between ECDC and representatives of the Bulgarian national programme, it was decided to split the assessment into two separate country missions.
Enhancing community engagement in preparedness: Crucial for ensuring effective response
The importance of involving communities in all the phases of emergency preparedness is highlighted in the new ECDC literature review on ‘Community and institutional preparedness synergies ’.
Early findings in outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome among young children caused by shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli, Romania, January to February 2016
Peron, E.J., Zaharia, A., Zota, L.C., Severi, E., Mårdh, O., Usein, C., Bălgrădean, M., Espinosa, L., Jansa, J., Scavia, G., Rafila, A., Serban, A., Pistol, A.
Risk communication as a core public health competence in infectious disease management: Development of the ECDC training curriculum and programme
Dickmann, P., Abraham, T., Sarkar, S., Wysocki, P., Cecconi, S., Apfel, F., Nurm, Ü.
Outbreak of Salmonella Strathcona caused by datterino tomatoes, Denmark, 2011
Müller, L., Kjelsœ, C., Frank, C., Jensen, T., Torpdahl, M., Sœborg, B., Dorleans, F., Rabsch, W., Prager, R., Gossner, C.M., Ethelberg, S.