Meeting of the Joint ECDC and WHO European Tuberculosis Surveillance Network

29–30 May 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands

WHO/Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) jointly coordinate tuberculosis (TB) surveillance in the WHO European Region. To further strengthen this initiative they have organized a meeting of the European Tuberculosis Surveillance Network in 2017.
The objectives of the meeting are:

  • to provide an overview of the TB epidemiological situation in the Region, including European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries;
  • to discuss TB surveillance in the Region with particular emphasis on migration and TB, and molecular typing for surveillance;
  • to discuss data reporting and monitoring of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020 and its implementation analysis reflected in the ECDC and WHO/Europe joint TB surveillance and monitoring reports 2018;
  • to update the network on ECDC and WHO/Europe operations including, but not limited to the Tuberculosis Disease Network Coordination Committee for EU/EEA countries, the social determinants and risk factors for TB, surveillance in the EU/EEA countries, and TB impact analysis and surveillance system assessments in selected countries of the Region.