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EU project : ECOM

Ecom EU project

THE PROBLEM

Although scientific knowledge to respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases has increased, deficiencies remain in the ability of health authorities to communicate the need for large-scale measures such as vaccination and antiviral therapy and increase its acceptance. For effective behavioural and communication strategies, integration is needed of social, behavioural, communication and media sciences.

OUR GOAL

In the Ecom project, we bring together various disciplines to go beyond the current knowledge to develop an evidence-based behavioural and communication package for health professionals and agencies throughout Europe in case of major outbreaks of infectious diseases.

OUR APPROACH

Our goal is reached through the following specific objectives:

Coordinator : Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Web-link : http://ecomeu.info

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