China CDC Director Dr George F. Gao visits ECDC
Today, ECDC Director Dr Andrea Ammon welcomed Dr George F. Gao, Director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2007 and have since then cooperated on various occasions like avian influenza A(H7N9) virus surveillance.
On this occasion, Dr Ammon said: “The ECDC International Relations Policy 2020 prioritises streamlining our technical cooperation with the major non-EU/EEA centers for disease prevention and control that have formalised bilateral partnership with the Centre, and China CDC is one of these partners. This visit is an important step forward to strengthen our collaboration and explore future joint activities of ECDC and China CDC.”