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ECDC 2016 activities 2016 and 2017 priorities: ENVI Committee, European Parliament Jan 2017


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Annual exchange of views at the European Parliment's ENVI Committee with Andrea Ammon, Acting Director

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ECDC 2016 activities 2016 and 2017 priorities: ENVI Committee, European Parliament Jan 2017

  1. 1. Andrea Ammon, ECDC Acting Director Annual exchange of views before the ENVI Committee, 31 January 2017, European Parliament, Brussels ECDC’s activities in 2016 & priorities for 2017
  2. 2. ECDC Zika virus response ECDC publications on Zika in 2016 include: • 9 Rapid Risk Assessments • 39 Epidemiological updates • Interim Guidance for healthcare providers & Zika Virus laboratory diagnosis • Scientific Advice, Policy Briefing & infographics 2
  3. 3. Outbreak of yellow fever in Angola; ECDC in 1st European Medical Corps deployment • Deployed at short notice from 10 May to 21 May 2016. • Luanda and field visits to Huambo and Huila • Meeting with MoH, WHO Incident Manager, UN, CDC USA, CDC China, MSF, Cooperacion Cubana with the support of the EU delegation in Angola
  4. 4. Supporting countries in addressing vaccine hesitancy Toolkit materials for country adaptation
  5. 5. Life-course vaccination Ensure protection across life! Source, image:
  6. 6. Source: ECDC, 2016
  7. 7. Many people living with HIV have not yet been diagnosed
  8. 8. PREVENT More primary HIV prevention esp for those most at-risk TEST Reach out more to reduce the undiagnosed TREAT Link more diagnosed to care and early treatment HIV/AIDS - Concerted action needed
  9. 9. ECDC guidance on screening for infectious diseases among newly arrived migrants to the EU/EEA  To prevent and control communicable diseases among migrant: Ensure access to healthcare for early diagnosis and treatment
  10. 10. Looking ahead 10
  11. 11. ECDC vision & strategic work areas
  12. 12. Current health threats monitored and assessed by ECDC ECDC Risk Assessments in January 2017: - Seasonal Influenza, published on 25 January 2017 - Yellow fever – Brazil, published on 26 January 2017 - Influenza A(H7N9) – China, published on 27 January 2017 - Zika virus outbreak, soon to be published. - Salmonella Enteritidis in Scotland, soon to be published. - Salmonella Stourbridge, soon to be published. Weekly infographic on Seasonal Influenza
  13. 13. 13 Collaboration between three EU agencies on surveillance and analysis of data in a One Health Perspective • Joint Interagency Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance Analysis report (JIACRA) First JIACRA report published in January 2015 Second JIACRA report to be published in 2017
  14. 14. Working with international partners 14 Cooperation and capacity building in enlargement & ENP partner countries Partnership/MoU with other CDCs Potential new partner
  15. 15. Always a priority: Protecting the health of EU citizens 15Source: ECDC, Flickr