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Two examples of European cooperation projects founded by European Commission`s Public Health Programme European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections.

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1 Two examples of European cooperation projects founded by European Commission`s Public Health Programme European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ESSTI) Eurosurveillance - Peer-reviewed European information on communicable disease surveillance and control

2 European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections network - (ESSTI) Established 2001 Hub at Health Protection Agency in London 22 EU member states + Norway and Iceland Working collaboration between STI surveillance heads and STI reference microbiologists Web site : www.essti.orgwww.essti.org Laboratory cooperation Subgroups STI outbreak early warning and response system

3 ESSTI - objectives –review current EU STI surveillance and prevention policies and practice –develop a methodology for investigating and responding to STI outbreaks in Europe –develop and pilot a methodology for enhanced EU-wide laboratory surveillance for N. gonorrhoeae infection, including antimicrobial resistance detection and monitoring –To pilot methodology for prospective collection of EU surveillance data.

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5 Recent trends in gonorrhoea in selected EU countries and Norway.

6 Rates of genital chlamydial infection in selected EU countries and Norway.

7 Eurosurveillance - Peer-reviewed European information on communicable disease surveillance and control Established 1995 Editorial team based at both the Institut de veille sanitaire, Paris and e, and at Health Protection Agency, London EU member states + Norway and Iceland and others Web site : www.eurosurveillance.orgwww.eurosurveillance.org Weekly, monthly and quarterly

8 Aims of Eurosurveillance The dissemination of authoritative information to accelerate implementation of effective communicable disease surveillance and prevention, and promote international awareness across Europe in responding to communicable disease The maintenance and development of a Europe-wide readership of public health and infectious disease professionals that in an emergency situation is sensitised to receiving rapidly authoritative, professional information from the European Commission, designated national authorities, and others The building of capacity and training in public health aspects of infectious diseases through making selected information available to the enlarged Europe, and to give authors a European specific tool for publishing high quality papers indexed by Medline; Improving access to valuable information and sources by providing an easily searchable archive and popular portal where carefully chosen key links are maintained; Promoting the Network Approach and the role of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm through publishing communicable disease information and decisions from the Commission, as well as surveillance outputs from Designated Surveillance Networks; Enlarging and strengthening the European group of editors of national epidemiological bulletins (Eurosurveillance's Editorial Advisors) to improve cooperation between member states.

9 Eurosurveillance Eurosurveillance Weekly (Internet only) Eurosurveillance Monthly (Internet only) Eurosurveillance Qarterly (Paper and Internet)

10 Eurosurveillance- editorial advisors DENMARK - Peter Henrik Andersen -EPI-NEWS - Statens Serum Institut ESTONIA - Kuulo Kutsar - EpiNorth - Tervisekaitseinspektsioon FINLAND - Hanna Nohynek – KTL LATVIA - Jurijs Perevoscikovs - Department of Epidemiological Surveillance of Infectious Diseases, State Agency "Public Health Agency LITHUANIA -Dalia Rokaite - Centre for Communicable Disease Prevention and Control NORWAY - Hans Blystad - MSIS-rapport - Folkehelseinstituttet SWEDEN - Aase Sten - Smittskydd - Smittskyddsinstitutet

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