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From country level to a pan-European perspective: A co-ordinated approach to controlling cystic echinococcosis

Objective

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a major regionally relevant communicable disease in the whole Mediterraneanregion and among migrants to the EU. Its public health importance is growing while surveillance, prevention, and clinical management are still far from satisfactory. In EU member states, CE is an orphan disease, and there is comparatively little experience with treatment. However, health services in EU partner countries are increasingly confronted with the clinical management of CE patients due to migration. This proposal aims at (I) devising an standard methodology for transformer data collection and uniform data presentation in the fields of surveillance, prevention and clinical management of cystic echinococcosis, (ii) identifying effective and feasible prevention measures, (iii) collecting systematically data from endemic (MPC) and non-endemic (EU) countries with respect to clinical management procedures of cystic echinococcosis for the four treatment categories surgery, PAIR, drug treatment, watch & wait, (iv) assessing the clinical management procedures with respect to cure rate, complication rate, recurrence rate, and cost, and (v) making recommendations for improved surveillance, prevention, and case management and quality of care.Forseable benefits of the project’s)High-quality, transformer information on transmission and treatment of cystic echinococcosis available in endemic and non-endemic regions)"Best practice" prevention recommendations for the MPC region available)"Best practice" treatment guidelines available in all participating countries)Improved quality of clinical management of CE in all participating countries)Transfer of ultrasound-based management techniques from EU to MPC countries)Management experience from endemic MPC countries available in EU partner countries. These benefits are ultimately expected to contribute towards a decrease in the incidence of cysticechinococcosis in the Mediterranean Region.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-MPC-1
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
Heidelberg
Germany

Participants (12)

CONSEJERIA DE SALUD Y SERVICIOS SOCIALES
Spain
Address
Hermano Hircio 5
Logrono
DEPT. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY
Jordan
ECOLE NATIONALE DE MÉDECINE VÉTÉRINAIRE SIDI THABET
Tunisia
Address

Sidi Thabet
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY, UNIT OF INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Turkey
HÔPITAL IBN SINA, SERVICE MÉDECINE C
Morocco
Address
Hopital Ibn Sina, Médecine C
Rabat
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VÉTÉRINAIRE HASSAN II, RABAT, MOROCCO
Morocco
Address
Avenue Allal El Fassi
Rabat
RESEARCH & TRAINING CENTER ON VECTORS OF DISEASES, AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY
Egypt
Address
Faculty Of Science Building, Abassia Square
Cairo
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Seminarstr. 2
Heidelberg
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Alameda Das Linhas De Torres, 117
Lisboa
UNIVERSITY OF PAVIA
Italy
Address
Strada Nuova 65
Pavia
UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD
Germany
Address
Universitätstr. 25
Bielefeld
UNIVERSITÉ MENTOURI, FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES VÉTÉRINAIRES
Algeria
Address
Ouilaya De Constantine
Constantine