E-Detect: A research consortium for the early detection and integrated management of tuberculosis in Europe | Social medicine, infectious diseases and migration (SIM)

The E-Detect consortium aims to contribute to the ultimate elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in the EU by implementing and evaluating interventions to ensure early diagnosis and improve integrated care, with a main focus on vulnerable groups.

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The consortium, which was established in 2016 with EU funding, includes several EU member states and is implemented in collaboration with ECDC and WHO. GPH/KI leads Work Package 6 of this project, which aims to develop a multi-country migrant TB screening database, initially including data from Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and The UK.

This database will be used to perform pooled and comparative analyses of TB epidemiology in migrants from TB endemic countries and to determine coverage and completion of the TB screening and treatment cascade in different subgroups. Ultimately, WP6 results will contribute to evidenced-based and harmonized migrant TB screening policies in Europe and globally.

The project partners are: University College London, UK; KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Netherlands; Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy; Institutul De Pneumoftiziologie, Romania; University of Brescia, Italy; Public Health England, UK; Delft Imaging systems, The Netherlands; Folkhälsomyndigheten (the Swedish Public Health Agency), Sweden; Instituto Nazionale Malattie Infettive, Italy; and Health Strategies and Programs Center, Bulgaria.

For more information see the project website.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement No709624.