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Europe is at the heart of global vaccine research and production. Most of the activities of the major innovative Vaccines Europe members research based-companies are based in the region.
Vaccines Europe welcomes the appointment of Dr. Andrea Ammon as Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) for the next five years (2017-2022). Vaccines Europe supports a strong leadership role of the ECDC, together with a clear ECDC strategy and vision towards vaccine preventable diseases in Europe.
A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, was launched on 18th January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This coalition is funded by the governments of Germany, Japan and Norway, plus the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust and supported by several leading vaccine companies.
The frequency of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasing in Europe and constitutes a serious danger to public health. Evidence has shown that existing vaccines have a positive impact in reducing AMR. In addition, new vaccines could play a critical role in preventing multi-drug resistant infections, such as from S. aureus, C. difficile and E. coli.
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