ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.
ECDC disease programmes cover antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; emerging and vector-borne diseases; food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses; HIV, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis; influenza and other respiratory viruses; tuberculosis; and vaccine-preventable diseases.
In 2019, ECDC continues to contribute to health security, giving particular attention to the following areas:
- Tackle antimicrobial resistance
- Improve vaccine coverage in the EU
- Support the European Commission and the Member States in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals in the area of HIV, TB and hepatitis
- Further support the European Commission and the Member States in strengthening the preparedness for cross-border health threats
- Focus on strategic partnerships to create synergy and avoid duplication of work
- Further enhance ECDC’s operational performance and monitoring.
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