PROMISE endeavours to share all data generated as part of routine RSV surveillance by national public health agencies and make available regular reports based on surveillance data to the community. This is essential to improving awareness on respiratory infections in the community, building public confidence, and guiding the development of therapeutic and preventive solutions in the long term.
The project is making a quantum leap in this area by establishing a European surveillance platform to monitor seasonal RSV epidemics. PROMISE will collect high-quality surveillance data, including age-specific RSV data and make it available to health authorities and policy makers to assist them in their decision-making for the control of RSV outbreaks, managing the RSV impact in vulnerable populations and planning of national immunisation programmes.
Further to this PROMISE is assisting public health authorities in preparing for future RSV product assessment by: