Policy & Recommendations
EU Ministers of Health expressed their full support for the EU Global Health Strategy
The strategy, presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2022, puts global health forward as an essential pillar of EU external policy
Celebrating ESWI 30 years!
Who would have taken virus isolation for granted 30 years ago? How and why did ESWI transform from a pure virology-based network to one encompassing a public health perspective?
WHO Webinar Series on Trust and Pandemic Preparedness. The shifting landscape of trust: history, leadership & communities
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted trust as an important determinant of successful pandemic response. The second webinar in the series examines historical trust infrastructures that build and maintain trust within communities.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science: EU had almost 7 million female scientists in 2021
In 2021, there were 6.9 million female scientists and engineers in the EU, 369 800 more than in 2020, accounting for 41% of total employment in science and engineering.
Impact of General Practitioner Education on Acceptance of an Adjuvanted Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among Older Adults in England
Seasonal vaccination against influenza and in-pandemic COVID-19 vaccination are top public health priorities; vaccines are the primary means of reducing infections and also controlling pressures on health systems.
The effect of communication and disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic
This study analyses how governments, public health experts and other professionals communicated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of these communication strategies.
Three years ago … What did the start of the COVID pandemic unleash for you?
As we mark the third anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic, Eloise Todd, co-founder of Pandemic Action Network, writes an opinion on the first 100 days of COVID-19.
WHO Webinar Series on Trust and Pandemic Preparedness: Trust and pandemics
The first webinar in the series reviews the lessons learned at the intersection of trust and different responses to health emergencies including HIV, Ebola and COVID-19.
Universal flu vaccines – soon a reality?
How close are we to a universal flu vaccine? Are universal corona vaccines attainable? What are some of the main challenges facing scientists in their quest to develop these vaccines?
Vaccination of special-risk groups: A toolkit for pharmacists by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
It summarises key information, practice guidelines and additional resources in a very practical manner. The Influenza Diabetes Community (IDC) has contributed to the chapter on people living with diabetes.
What COVID-19 Vaccines Can and Cannot Do: Setting Realistic Goals in the Current Pandemic
The information on the coronavirus outbreak is continually evolving. The content within this activity serves as a historical reference to the information that was available at the time of this publication.
The Digital Pandemic: Life course immunisation in an era of fake news
Launched by the Coalition for Life Course Immunisation, the report makes recommendations for European civil society, healthcare professionals, social media and policy makers on what needs to be done to reduce the spread and impactof anti-vaccine fake news