TIP FLU and TAP (tailoring antimicrobial resistance programmes)
A parallel project called TIP FLU is addressing low uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination among target groups in the European Region. A pilot project to promote uptake among health workers was initiated in Montenegro as part of a comprehensive occupational health and infection prevention and control strategy. Results of the project are incorporated in a TIP FLU guide published in 2015.
TAP – tailoring antimicrobial resistance programmes
The framework laid out in TIP can also be used to address other health issues among certain sections of the population that are not benefiting from public health interventions.
Based on the TIP approach, WHO/Europe in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands is now developing TAP – a guide for tailoring antimicrobial resistance programmes. TAP guidance assists national authorities in designing targeted strategies to increase prudent antibiotic use, thereby lowering the burden of antimicrobial resistance. Pilot projects are being developed in Sweden and the United Kingdom.