Public health emergency preparedness for cases of viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola) in Portugal: a peer review 30 March – 1 April 2015
Following an invitation from the Portuguese public health authorities, an ECDC team visited Lisbon to conduct a review of Portugal’s emergency preparedness systems for imported cases of viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola). The principal objective of the visit was to help national public health leaders identify strengths and shortcomings in the national public health emergency system in order to ensure the recognition and safe management of cases of Ebola infection.
Country visit to Ireland to discuss policies relating to antimicrobial resistance
21 Apr 2020 - ECDC and the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety jointly carried out this country visit to Ireland from 7 to 11 October 2019. The visit was carried out following the invitation from the competent authorities to assist them in the development and implementation of their national strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a 'One Health' approach.
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.
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.