Social determinants and risk factors in tuberculosis surveillance in the EU/EEA
The objective of this report is to provide countries with advice on what social determinant and risk factor variables to collect and what definitions to use, and to propose information to be collected at the national and European level.
Expert Opinion on the public health needs of irregular migrants, refugees or asylum seekers across the EU's southern and south-eastern borders
This is an Expert Opinion developed within a limited time scope to address urgent health needs related to the influx of migrants into the EU.
Rapid risk assessment: Cutaneous diphtheria among recently arrived refugees and asylum-seekers in the EU, 31 July 2015
This rapid risk assessment concludes that there is currently no indication that these cases represent a significant outbreak of diphtheria among refugees in Europe.
EUPHA’s 5th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health
The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum to share and discuss different approaches and practical experiences around migrants’ and ethnic minorities’ health and healthcare in a context of economic austerity.
Workshop on “Public Health benefits of screening for infectious diseases among newly arrived migrants in to the EU/EEA”
Under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) in collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, hosted a technical expert workshop on “Public Health benefits of screening for infectious diseases among newly arrived migrants to the EU/EEA” in Athens.
Risk of introduction and transmission of wild-type poliovirus in EU/EEA countries following events in Israel and Syria – updated risk assessment (9 December 2013)
The confirmed circulation of wild-type poliovirus (WPV) in Israel and the outbreak of poliomyelitis in Syria mean that there is a high risk the disease will be reintroduced into the EU/EEA.
A comprehensive approach to HIV/STI prevention in the context of sexual health in the EU/EEA
This report highlights the benefits of a comprehensive approach to disease prevention, integrating HIV and STI control programming in Europe into broader public health strategies.
Suspected outbreak of poliomyelitis in Syria: Risk of importation and spread of poliovirus in the EU
Following the announcement by WHO of a cluster of cases of acute flaccid paralysis in Syria, ECDC conducted a risk assessment and concludes that this does pose a risk that polio might be imported to the EU. The Risk Assessment includes number of recommendations for EU Member States.
Health inequalities, financial crisis, and infectious disease control in the EU
To assess the current European situation and to inform ECDC activities in this area, ECDC organised a Stakeholder Consultation on Health Inequalities, Financial Crisis and Infectious Disease Control in the EU.
Health inequalities, the financial crisis, and infectious disease in Europe
This report summarises the importance of addressing health inequalities by identifying key areas for attention from health professionals and policy makers. Presenting key findings from studies on the subject, it makes the case that socio-economic determinants can have a substantial impact on infectious disease control in Europe.