ECDC publishes Consolidated Annual Exercise Report for 2022

Within the Consolidated Annual Exercise Report for 2022 printed at this time, ECDC summarises the work carried out within the earlier 12 months as per requirement in its Founding Regulation.[1]

2022 marked the third consecutive 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a 12 months throughout which ECDC activated two further so-called Public Well being Occasions: hepatitis of unknown origin in youngsters and the mpox (previously monkeypox) outbreak. This posed an distinctive problem for the Centre, testing its capability to develop danger assessments and steerage for a number of well being threats in parallel.

In sum, the work for ECDC in 2022 targeted on these areas:

  • the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ukraine disaster, mpox and paediatric hepatitis of unknown origin
  • ECDC’s technique 2021−2027
  • ECDC’s strengthened mandate.

ECDC delivered 89% of the outputs in 2022 that had been deliberate in its Single Programming Doc 2022-2024. A complete of 8% of the deliberate outputs have been postponed, and three% have been delayed or canceled by the top of the 12 months. A lot of the outputs that have been postponed or delayed have been depending on the amended authorized textual content of ECDC’s mandate, which was adopted and printed in December 2022.

As regards the targets of the present ECDC technique, the primary achievements in 2022 may be summarised as follows:

  • ECDC up to date its Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Ailments with 2021 knowledge and printed up to date Annual Epidemiological Report chapters masking 2019, 2020 and 2021, catching up with delays as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The brand new ECDC surveillance portal, EpiPulse, was tailored to generate the day by day and weekly Communicable Ailments Threats Reviews (CDTR), which have been printed all year long.
  • ECDC continued producing unbiased and evidence-based scientific recommendation. The Heart has printed 210 ECDC scientific outputs on its web site and 65 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.
  • The coaching of cohorts 2021 and 2022 of the ECDC Fellowship Program was delivered as deliberate. In 2022, 24 fellows graduated from the ECDC Fellowship Program and the EPIET-associated programmes, whereas 73 fellows have been enrolled by the top of the 12 months.
  • All ECDC hallmark occasions have been efficiently organized: the ESCAIDE convention (23−25 November 2022) was held as a hybrid occasion for the primary time and obtained overwhelmingly constructive suggestions; European Antibiotic Consciousness Day (18 November 2022), and the ECDC session on the European Well being Discussion board Gastein (28 September 2022).

In 2022, the scientific journal Eurosurveillance – printed by ECDC – achieved its highest affect issue ever, with a determine of 21, and now ranks fifth among the many journals in its discipline. The journal is now additionally signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDG) publishers’ compact and, as such, is dedicated to selling articles and initiatives contributing to the achievement of the health-related SDG Aim 3.

[1] Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 establishing a European Heart for Illness Prevention and Management, Official Journal of the European Union. 2004; L 142:1–11.

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