NCIPD - National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases


The National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) is a leading national health institution in Bulgaria specialized in research and practical activities in the field of communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control. The NCIPD is responsible at national level for the epidemiological surveillance, microbiology, training and scientific advice. In 2011 NCIPD was appointed by the Ministry of Health to serve as a National Coordinating Competent body, working with the ECDC. The scope of the principal activities of the Department of Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Surveillance, which is involved in ASSET comprises: research, postgraduate training, infectious disease surveillance, development and evaluation of new programmes for surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases.

MMLAP and other EU Projects

Health system analysis to support capacity development in response to the threat of pandemic influenza in Asia
Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change
Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation
Effective communication in outbreak management: development of an evidence-based tool for Europe
Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure
European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action
Modelling the spread of pandemic influenza and strategies for its containment and mitigation
Cost-effectiveness assessment of european influenza human pandemic alert and response strategies
Bridging the gap between science, stakeholders and policy makers
Promotion of immunization for health professionals in Europe
Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations
Medical ecosystem – personalized event-based surveillance
Public Engagement with Research And Research Engagement with Society
Computing Veracity – the Fourth Challenge of Big Data
Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence