Meeting of the Joint ECDC and WHO European TB Surveillance Network, The Hague, Netherlands - Meeting report (2017)



The 2017 annual meeting of the European TB Surveillance Network was organized jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 28–29 May 2017.

Discussions focused on: the status of the TB epidemic in the Region, progress towards TB elimination and the reporting format for following up the implementation of the TB Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020; the recent international outbreaks of MDR-TB and countries’ experience with molecular typing in TB surveillance and management; standards and benchmarks for the surveillance system assessments in 15 countries of the Region and plans to strengthen them so as to qualify and quantify the impact on the TB epidemic in countries; and definitions of the social determinants and risk factors for TB as well as standards on TB surveillance.