Support for health alerts
In the event of a major health crisis, Epiconcept makes its teams available to public health authorities.
- 2009 - Influenza pandemic in Europe: the I-MOVE programme was adapted to evaluate the effectiveness and impact ofinfluenza A (H1N1) vaccines. In collaboration with the Santé Publique France teams, Epiconcept implemented the National web monitoring system for cases & contacts cases.
- 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: Epiconcept brought support for epidemic surveillance under the leadership of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). At the WHO country office in Conakry, Guinea, 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.