In the event of major health crises, Epiconcept makes its team available to public health authorities.

Some examples:

  • 2009 - Influenza pandemic in Europe: adaptation of the I-MOVE programme to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of pandemic vaccines; implementation of the web monitoring system for cases and contacts of influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 cases at the national level, in collaboration with the Santé Publique France teams
  • 2010 - Earthquake and cholera outbreak in Haiti: under the leadership of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and in close collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health, an Epiconcept epidemiologist was delegated for one month to coordinate the Cholera surveillance and alert system. GOARN teams were responsible for clinical management, epidemiology, infection prevention, information management, risk communication and logistics.
  • 2014 - Ebola outbreak in West Africa: support for epidemic surveillance under the leadership of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). At WHO country office in Conakry, Guinea, Epiconcept epidemiologists participated in the collection, centralisation and analysis of surveillance data on cases and deaths of virus infections. In addition to surveillance activities, the Epiconcept team participated in the investigation of confirmed cases.

 

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