Are Sweden and the EU ready to tackle the next global epidemic?

Event
17 Sep 2015
Europahuset, Stockholm
ECDC

​This lunchtime seminar addressed the preparedness mechanisms in the EU and in Sweden to protect citizens against infectious diseases and threats to health. Other discussion topics included how to better collaborate in an increasingly globalised world and lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Speakers:

Johan Carlson - Director General at the Public Health Agency of Sweden;Anders Nordmark - Medical coordinator at the Coordination and Operations Department of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency;Anna Sjöblom - Medical Humanitarian Advisor at MSF, Doctors without Borders;Karl Ekdahl - Head of the Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit at ECDC.

Moderator:

Anneli Eriksson - Centre for Research on HealthCare in Disasters at KI, Karolinska Institutet

The event, jointly organised by ECDC and the European Commission Representation in Sweden, was part of ECDC's 10-year anniversary celebrations and was held in Swedish.

Programme: Är Sverige och EU redo att hantera nästa globala epidemi (in Swedish)