Watch here LIVE from Brussels the Opening remarks from the Global Vaccination Summit.
In the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Special Address by Yvonne Chaka Chaka, South African singer, champion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the United Nations MDG Envoy for Africa.
Global Vaccination Summit
12 September 2019 – Brussels
The Summit brings together around 400 participants from around the globe. Political leaders, high-level representatives from the UN and other international organisations, health ministries, leading academics, scientists and health professionals, the private sector and NGOs are in Brussels.
Vaccination is the main tool for primary prevention of disease and one of the most cost-effective public health measures available. The European Commission organises, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, a Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels.
The event takes place under the joint auspices of the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The overall objective of Global Vaccination Summit is to give high level visibility and political endorsement to the topic of vaccination. This is the most successful public health measure saving millions of lives every year. It will demonstrate EU leadership for global commitment to vaccination, boost political commitment towards eliminating vaccine preventable diseases and engage political leaders and leaders from scientific, medical, industry, philanthropic and civil society in global action against the spread of vaccine misinformation.
Coalition on Vaccination
A “Coalition for Vaccination” was convened in spring 2019. It brings together European associations of healthcare workers as well as relevant students associations. The Coalition supports accurate information to the public, the exchange of best practices on vaccination and it is combating myths.
Vaccination: an issue for Europe & the world
Saving millions of lives every year!