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.
Viral hepatitis: Europe needs to close the testing gap
27 Jul 2020 - Approximately four in five people living with hepatitis B and three out of four people with hepatitis C infection across the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the UK have not yet been diagnosed. This is a major obstacle on the way towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for health in 2030 as highlighted by ECDC on occasion of World Hepatitis Day.
Engagement of ECDC in projects funded through the Horizon 2020 call for Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts
9 Jun 2020 - ECDC welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to support the establishment of large population cohorts to address a number of relevant public health research questions on COVID-19.