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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations
   

EFPIA Newsletter 8 November 2018

 
 
 
   

Tackling the rise of vaccines preventable diseases

 
A blog by Pascale Mauran

For the fifth instalment of our blog series on the story behind the EFPIA manifesto, Vaccines Europe President, Pascale Mauran discusses the proposal to convene a coalition for vaccination that could bring together European associations of healthcare workers to commit to increasing vaccination coverage in Europe.

Immunisation has been shown to be one of the most effective disease prevention measure of all time, second only to water purification. It is easy to forget that vaccines protect us during infancy, childhood, adulthood but also in older age. Vaccination contributes substantially to our health as individuals, the sustainability of our healthcare systems and society at large by preventing morbidity and mortality. According to the WHO, vaccines prevent between two and three million deaths every year(i). Read more


 
 
 
   

Events

 

EU Health Summit - A shared vision for health
29 November 2018 (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels)

A multi-stakeholder event organised from within and across the health community to discuss how Europe could develop... Read more

Value Based Healthcare (VBH) Outcomes Workshop: A Health Systems Approach
15 November 2018 (London)

A workshop to further debate and understand the principles of Value Based Healthcare with a focus on the role of Outcomes... Read more

i~HD Annual Conference & EHDEN workshop
19 November 2018 (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Realising the value of health data, showcasing practical examples from research and healthcare Read more

FEAM Forum policy workshop on Vaccination
19 November 2018 (Brussels)

Vaccination challenges and EU cooperation. What is the way forward? Read more

 
 
 
   

What we are reading

 

Branded drugmakers contemplate best way to lose on SPCs
On 07 November 2018 (Politico Pro)

EFPIA Director General Nathalie Moll says the lobby’s strategy is to ensure patent protections aren’t weakened further.... Read more

#WeWontRest: The benefits of giving pharma a face
On 05 November 2018 (pharmaphorum)

The European pharmaceutical industry isn’t a faceless entity, it’s a community of more than 100,000 people all working... Read more

33000 people die every year due to infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria
On 06 November 2018 (ECDC)

An ECDC study estimates the burden of five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health... Read more