ESCMID Panorama

Directives & other reports

Find out about important European directives and other reports in the field of infection. 

On 9 April 2010 the second report from the Commission to the Council on the implementation of the Council Recommendation (2002/77/EC) on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine was published.
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Detailed analysis of countries reports
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On 9 April 2010 the European Commission published a report which demonstrates the need for further progress in the European Union on the issue of anti microbial resistance and reveals some worrying trends in public attitudes towards the use of antibiotics.
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On 15 September 2009 the European Commission adopted a strategy paper supporting Member States in their efforts to respond efficiently to the pandemic H1N1 2009.
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On 8 July 2009 the European Commission adopted the proposal to increase vaccination coverage in risk groups to 75% by 2015. The proposal is available for download in English, French and German.
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Green paper on European Workforce for Health

On 10 December 2008, the European Commission adopted a Green paper on the EU Workforce for Health. The Green Paper identifies a certain number of factors likely to have an impact on the working conditions of healthcare professionals, ranging from the current state of European demography, the rapid evolution of technology, the emergence of new virus and diseases as well as increased mobility within the EU of both patients and professionals.
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Communication and Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Patient Safety

On 15 December 2008, the European Commission (DG Sanco) released a Communication and a proposal for a Council Recommendation that aims to address issues around patient safety, ranging from prevention of injury and adverse incidents to the control and prevention of healthcare associated infections.
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Council Recommendation of 15 November 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine

This Recommendation calls on Member States to implement specific strategies for the prudent use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine. The objective is to contain the spread of antimicrobial resistance and thus preserve the effectiveness of these agents.
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