EUropean Commission & WHO – Global Vaccination Summit + Roadmap & Recommendation 2019 – 2022 (PDF)

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Global Vaccination Summit

Global Vaccination Summit, Brussels, 12 september 2019 | EUropean Commission | World Health Organization (foto EUropean Commission)

Global Vaccination Summit

About the Summit

The EUropean Commission organised, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, A Global Vaccination Summit on 12 September 2019, in Brussels.

The event took place under the joint auspices of the EUropean Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The overall objective was to give high level visibility and political endorsement to the topic of vaccination, which is the most successful public health measure saving millions of lives every year. It demonstrated EU leadership for global commitment to vaccination, boost political commitment towards eliminating vaccine preventable diseases and engage political leaders and leaders from scientific, medical, industry, philanthropic and civil society in global action against the spread of vaccine misinformation.

The event was structured around the following three Roundtables.

Participants

The Summit brought together around 400 participants from around the globe including political leaders, high level representatives from the UN and other International organisations, health ministries, leading academics, scientists and health professionals, the private sector and NGOs.

Participation was upon invitation only.

Video recording

Testimonials

Summit

Rationale

Vaccination is the most successful public health measure of modern times. Thanks to widespread vaccination, smallpox has been eradicated, Europe made polio-free, and elimination of other diseases on the horizon. Vaccination prevents an estimated 2.5 million deaths World wide each year and reduces disease specific treatment costs. Despite its brilliant track record, several EU and neighbouring countries are currently facing unprecedented outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases due to insufficient vaccination coverage rates. Unequal access to vaccines and in some places waning of public confidence in vaccination are A cause for concern and A major challenge for public health experts. The WHO declared vaccine misinformation as one of the main health threats for 2019.

Social Media

The Summit hashtags are: #VaccinationSummit19 #VaccinesWork

More information

Media

Contact

For Media enquiries

Contact the Summit team

https://EC.EUropa.EU/health/vaccination/ev_20190912_en

Roadmap & Recommendation 2019 2022 (PDF)

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EUropean CommissionROADMAP & RECOMMENDATION ON STRENGTHENING COOPERATION AGAINST VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES 2019 2022

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