Non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent transmission of infectious diseases in the community – an evidence map

The aim of the project is to map and assess the methodological limitations of systematic reviews on non-pharmacological interventions used to prevent transmission of infectious diseases during pandemics and outbreaks of infectious diseases. The systematic reviews will be organised in a digital interactive map.

Reading time approx. 1 minute Publication type:

Ongoing Projects

SBU assess relevant and well-conducted research and investigate what effect different interventions have, if there are any risks or ethical problems, and what is most cost-effective in the areas of health care, dentistry, social services, and within the areas of functional disability and work environment.

Planned to be published: Quarter 3, 2024 Registration no: SBU 2023/735


Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) are public health measures that aim to prevent and/or control transmission of infectious diseases in the community. During the Covid-19 pandemic, most countries in the world introduced NPI:s to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2. NPI:s have also been used to control the spread of other viruses, for example SARS, MERS, Influenza and Ebola. 

Project group


  • Jonas Björk, Professor, Lund University
  • Gunlög Rasmussen, PhD, MD, Örebro University

From SBU:

  • Karin Wilbe Ramsay, Project Manager
  • Susanne Johansson, Assistant Project Manager
  • Hanna Olofsson, Information Specialist
  • Jenny Stenman, Project Administrator
Page updated