Health communication and its role in the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe: Current evidence, practice and future developments
The overall aim of the Translating Health Communication research project was to support the use and development of health communication activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in EU and EEA countries. This three-year research project consisted initially of two main strands of work: primary information gathering and synthesis of evidence. The multiple outputs from these two strands were further analysed through a SWOC (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, challenges) analysis. Subsequently the results were developed via an online expert consultation process. Finally, all key project findings were considered against a Public Health Capacity Development Framework. This final project component identifies the future strategic actions required for strengthening capacity in Europe to develop evidence-informed health communication for communicable diseases.
Interim guidance for environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities exposed to 2019-nCoV
7 Feb 2020 - This document aims to provide guidance about the environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities (e.g. rooms, public offices, transports, schools, etc.) where 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) confirmed cases have been before being admitted to hospital. This guidance is based on the current knowledge about the 2019-nCoV and evidence originating from studies on other coronaviruses.
Infection prevention and control for the care of patients with 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings
2 Feb 2020 - This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection.
ECDC Evidence Brief: Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in Europe and Central Asia
28 Nov 2019 - This evidence brief summarises key issues and priorities for action in Europe and Central Asia on PrEP. It is largely based on data collected in 2018 and 2019 by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to monitor implementation of the 2004 Dublin Declaration. The monitoring questionnaire was disseminated to the 53 countries that are part of the WHO European Region, plus Kosovo and Liechtenstein via an online survey.