L1 LUNCH WORKSHOP
Organised by the European Centre for Disease and Prevention and Control with DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), Health Threats Unit, European Commission
In light of the recent Ebola and MERS CoV outbreaks, how do we ensure that the EU is fully prepared to effectively respond to any public health emergency?
During this workshop, measures taken under the existing policy framework by the EU and its Member States during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be presented. We will share lessons learned and identify gaps from past and current health threats, such as on the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in 2009, the recent Ebola and MERS CoV outbreaks.
We will also discuss roles and possible collaboration across sectors at national and EU level to further strengthen health emergency preparedness across Europe.
Herta Adam, Deputy Head of Health Threats Unit, DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), European Commission
Massimo Ciotti, Deputy Head of Unit Public Health Capacity and Communication, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Fernando Simón Soria, Health Security Committee, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain
Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Head of Department of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania
Guénaël Rodier, Director, Division of Communicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Karl Ekdahl, Head of Unit Public Health Capacity and Communication, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)