Annual report of the Director 2014

Corporate publication
Publication series: Annual Report of the Director
Time period covered: 1 January - 31 December 2014

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Annual report of the Director, 2014. Stockholm: ECDC; 2015.

​The Director’s Annual Report provides an overview of the Centre’s accomplishments for the previous year and a summary of the Centre’s financial and administrative operations.

Executive summary

The Annual Report of the Director covering ECDC operations in 2014 was released in June 2015. The Report highlights the work carried out at the Centre and describes its operational achievements. 
Over the course of 2014, ECDC continued to develop its strength as a network organisation, working with partners from national institutes across Europe to ensure that potential threats to health were properly monitored.
The emergence of Ebola virus disease in West Africa and the human cases and deaths caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus are two prime examples of ongoing threats monitored by ECDC. Ebola also served as an example of ECDC’s ability to quickly network with other international organisations such as the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). On 5 December 2014, the first ECDC-led epidemic control support team was deployed to Guinea, in partnership with WHO/GOARN.