ECDC launches e-learning course and operational tool for development of rapid risk assessments
ECDC launches a new e-learning course on rapid risk assessments (RRA) as well as an operational tool that describes the RRA methodology used by the Centre. The course and the tool support public health experts responsible for developing RRAs at European, national or sub-national level.
Guidance for programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection in the European Union/European Economic Area
Rosales-Klintz, S., Bruchfeld, J., Haas, W., Heldal, E., Houben, R., van Kessel, F., Mandelbaum, M., Matteelli, A., Migliori, G.B., Oordt-Speets, A., Solovic, I., Vasakova, M., Verver, S., de Vlas, S.J., Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten, M.J.M., de Vries, G., Zenner, D., van der Werf, M.J.
Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases (ASPHER)
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) have agreed to collaborate in the training of public health professionals in competencies for prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Development of a public health emergency preparedness competency model for European Union countries
Stoto, M.A., Savoia, E., Nelson, C., Piltch-Loeb, R., Guicciardi, S., Takacs, J., Santos, C.V., Ciotti, M.
Expert meeting on the use of evidence in decision making during health crisis
ECDC is organising an expert consultation meeting in Stockholm in order to contribute to a better understanding by public health experts of the mechanisms through which scientific evidence feeds into decision-making processes during emergencies.
'treatment is of primary importance, and social assistance is secondary': A qualitative study on the organisation of tuberculosis (TB) care and patients' experience of starting and staying on TB treatment in Riga, Latvia
Kielmann, K., Vidal, N., Riekstina, V., Krutikov, M., Werf, M.J.V., Biraua, E., Duric, P., Moore, D.A.J.
Preparedness and response against diseases with epidemic potential in the European Union: A qualitative case study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and poliomyelitis in five member states
Kinsman, J., Angrén, J., Elgh, F., Furberg, M., Mosquera, P.A., Otero-García, L., Snacken, R., Derrough, T., Carrillo Santisteve, P., Ciotti, M., Tsolova, S.
Course: Methods and tools for evidence-based practice with focus on infectious diseases
This course was recommended for public health professionals involved in the planning, development, commissioning and/or approval of scientific outputs like reviews, assessments or guidance in the area of infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control. Over the four days, the participants were expected to learn the basic skills and competences needed for evidence-based practice.