Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Quality Assurance Exercises and Networking on the Detection of Highly Infectious Pathogens [QUANDHIP]
The Joint Action (JA) aims to link and consolidate the objectives of two existing networks dealing with highly infectious bacteria and viruses that emerged from the EU funded project EQADeBa, coordina...
The Joint Action (JA) aims to link and consolidate the objectives of two existing networks dealing with highly infectious bacteria and viruses that emerged from the EU funded project EQADeBa, coordinated by the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI), Germany (EAHC no 2007 204) and the ENP4-Lab project, coordinated by L.Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI), Italy (EAHC no 2006 208). The primary objective of the current application is to stabilise both network activities that link 33 partners from 21 European countries highly specialised and advanced laboratories. This will ensure the universal exchange of best diagnostic strategies able to support a European response strategy to outbreaks of highly pathogenic infectious agents plus generating a biodiverse repository of reference materials. The JA will provide a supportive European infrastructure and strategy for external quality assurance exercises (EQAE, bacterial antibiotic susceptibility testing, training, and biosafety and biosecurity review of current practices).
Start date: 01/08/2011 - End date: 01/02/2015
Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2010)
Topic: Diseases of zoonotic and environmental origin and vector borne