World Health Day - Vector-borne diseases
World Health Day
World Health Day is a worldwide initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The topic for 2014 is vector-borne diseases.
ECDC's roleIn 2014 ECDC joins the World Health Day initiative to raise awareness about its work on vector-borne diseases and disease vectors. Working in partnership with WHO and EFSA and drawing on its extensive work and expertise in the area, ECDC will mark World Health Day 2014, with a focus on:
1) disease vectors;
2) emerging vector-borne diseases, i.e. ‘neglected / tropical diseases’, such as malaria, chikungunya, dengue.
Read more on vector-borne disease:ECDC emerging and vector-borne disease programme
ECDC expert visit to Malta: conclusions and recommendations
3 Jul 2016 to 6 Jul 2016 - A team of experts from ECDC and four EU countries (France, Italy, Portugal and Spain) visited Malta from 3 to 6 July 2016 and met with staff from the Ministry of Health and key stakeholders in Malta to discuss preparedness planning for mosquito-borne diseases.
Mission to review the current situation of yellow fever in Angola
10 May 2016 - There has been an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Angola that started in December 2015.
Annual network meeting: Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases
13 Apr 2016 to 14 Apr 2016 - On 13 and 14 April 2016, the Third Annual Meeting of the Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases (EVD) Network will gather in Stockholm nominated EVD National Focal Points from the EU/EEA Member States and representatives of the EU enlargement countries.