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.
Catalogue of infection control and hospital hygiene courses in the European Union – 2016
This catalogue of available infection control and hospital hygiene courses (IC/HH) provides the first list of evaluated training programmes in IC/HH in EU, EEA and EU enlargement countries.
Communication strategies for the prevention of HIV, STI and hepatitis among MSM in Europe
This document provides guidance for developing innovative and effective communication strategies to promote a culture of lower risk behaviour in the MSM community in the European Union and European Economic Area.
Social media strategy development – A guide to using social media for public health communication
This guide provides public health organisations and practitioners with a practical approach to strengthening the integration of social media into their overall communication activities.
Translation is not enough: cultural adaptation of health communication materials
This guide introduces a five-step, stakeholder-based approach to adapting health communication materials. It describes how countries can take any health communication material and create adapted products which reflect national or local realities, needs and assets without losing the scientific correctness, core concepts and messages of the original version.
Zika virus disease epidemic: Preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
The aim of this document is to highlight measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
Interim guidance for healthcare providers and Zika virus laboratory diagnosis
This document aims to present an algorithm for deciding whom to test and provide guidance on the laboratory tests for Zika virus infection diagnosis in order to support clinical diagnostic and case reporting through surveillance among EU Member States.
Infectious diseases of specific relevance to newly-arrived migrants in the EU/EEA
This document provides a checklist of infectious diseases to be considered among migrant populations and serves as a reminder for frontline healthcare workers of the risks of infectious diseases for newly-arrived migrants.
Social marketing guide for public health programme managers and practitioners
The ECDC Social Marketing guide provides public health programme managers and practitioners with a summary of social marketing concepts and approaches.
Assessing and planning medical evacuation flights to Europe for patients with Ebola virus disease and people exposed to Ebola virus
The aim of this document is to guide decision-making when there is a perceived need for medical evacuation by air of an Ebola-infected or Ebola-exposed person from an Ebola-affected country to an EU Member State.