Handbook on simulation exercises in EU public health settings
The purpose of this simulation exercise handbook is to support organisations in the public health sector in strengthening their response to events involving communicable diseases, based on effective simulation exercises as a part of preparedness.This handbook is meant to serve as a guide on how to guarantee strategic-level support of decision-makers in order to set an exercise programme within the preparedness plans of the organisation; and how to take all the necessary steps in conceptualising, designing, planning, coordinating, conducting and evaluating simulation exercises.
HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool, User guide
20 Jun 2018 - 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
5 Oct 2017 - 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
16 Aug 2017 - 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.