ECDC’s Director Zsuzsanna Jakab addressed health ministers at the Informal meeting of the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) in Jonkoping, Sweden on 6-7 July. This followed an earlier technical meeting on 2-3 July on Pandemic Preparedness. At the Informal Council, Mrs Jakab presented on two key agenda items: firstly, relating to the trends and burden of antibiotic resistance in the EU as part of an ECDC/EMEA joint technical report; and, secondly, relating to pandemic influenza A(H1N1)v, ECDC’s future look as to what challenges that Europe was likely to face in the coming 12 months.
Links to the presentations:
ZJ presentation on antibiotic resistance
ZJ presentation on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
ZJ speaking notes on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009