Childhood immunisation conference: progress, challenges and prioritiesArchived
ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, and several other ECDC experts addressed a conference on childhood immunisation over 16 and 17 October.
ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, and several other ECDC experts will address a conference on childhood immunisation over 16 and 17 October. The conference has been organised by the DG Health and Consumers, European Commission, and is primarily for national policy officials, experts in the field of immunisation, healthcare professionals associations and others. Marc Sprenger focuses on the measles situation in his introductory speech to the conference. He emphasises that it is possible to eliminate measles from Europe but more needs to be done in order to achieve this. The conference will consider a range of topics including: strengthening and monitoring immunisation programmes, how to improve the vaccination offer, improving access to hard to reach communities and improving awareness and trust in the public.
MediPIET Cohort 4 starting under the EU Initiative for Health Security
16 Sep 2021 - The MediPIET Cohort 4 started its training on 15 September 2021, including 16 Fellows from 11 partner countries of the EU Initiative for Health Security.
World Field Epidemiology Day: celebrating those protecting public health on the field
7 Sep 2021 - World Field Epidemiology Day is a global movement to recognise the role of field epidemiologists in protecting the health of populations and in advancing global health security, and to advocate for increased investment in training and research in field epidemiology.
ECDC awards 77 M€ to strengthen EU/EEA Member States’ capacities to detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants
3 Sep 2021 - ECDC has awarded more than 77 M€ to 24 EU/EEA countries to strengthen whole genome sequencing and RT-PCR infrastructures within the countries’ national public health programmes.