Module 7 - Water and food-borne diseases


The Mediterranean Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) is a sustainable training program in intervention epidemiology funded by the European Commission and implemented by Spanish Consortium -National Public Health Institute (ISCIII) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)-, and under the scientific leadership of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The purpose of the program is to consolidate a competent workforce with the necessary competence in intervention epidemiology to carry out essential public health functions for prevention and control of national and cross-border challenges posed by communicable diseases (

Title of the training module

Food, Waterborne, Vectorborne and zoonotic diseases

Dates, place and venue

18-23rd April 2016.

The training will take place at hotel Radisson Blue Park Athens, Greece  and on Thursday 21st April 2016, the field exercise and laboratory demonstration will take place at the National Public Health School of Greece.

Please find the programme here.


– Epidemiology of FWD diseases

– Design of surveillance systems in human, vectors and animals

– Intersectoral collaboration

– Laboratory aspects (including collection and transport of samples)

– Planning evaluation of measures and programs for control of FWD.

– Environmental epidemiology methods,

– Correlational (ecological) studies, Databases linkage

– CBRN perspective

– Ethical aspects

The main objectives are:

– To refresh knowledge of food and waterborne (FWD) diseases epidemiology

– To apply principles of surveillance and outbreak investigation in human, food, water and animals

– To propose evidence based PH response

– To get acquainted with risk and impact communication

– To practice intersectoral collaboration

– To integrate aspects of emerging diseases and generic preparedness

In collaboration with the Hellenic Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Module 7 is coordinated by Kassiani Mellou, Head of Food and Waterborne diseases of the Greek Center for Disease Control & Prevention and Module 6 is organized by Adela Paez & Nikoletta Mavroeidi, MediPIET Scientific coordinators.

For this training, MediPIET mobilises the below listed group of experts, from both participating countries and EU reference institutions, with large teaching and field experience:

Please find all the training materials in our E-Library.