Preventative approaches are fundamental in reducing the burden of preventable diseases. Historically European health systems have effectively prevented the spread of diseases and save costs through vaccination and immunisation programs. Nevertheless, more efforts are needed to systematically increase the reach of vaccination benefits across all communities throughout the EU Member States.

Continuing the conversation around the role of vaccination in promoting sustainable health systems and securing sufficient budget allocation to vaccination is paramount to reaching this goal. At #EHMA2020 we will host a high-level panel discussion on the role of vaccines in health systems sustainability on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 from 10.30 to 12.00. The session will identify best practices in budgeting for vaccination and highlight a case study on the impacts of increasing national vaccination budgetary allocation.

We are pleased to have with us renowned speakers including Mr Tim Wilsdon, Vice-President Charles River Associates, who will share his perspective on the positive societal impact of vaccines and policies that contribute to the prioritisation of vaccination investments. We will discuss vaccine budget structure and monitoring in Europe and the role of vaccination investments for sustainable healthcare with Ms Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and Dr. Dimitra Panteli, Programme Manager, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Belgium. Prof Carlo Signorelli, Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Parma and at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, will present the Italian case study and Dr Cristian-Silviu Bu┼čoi, MEP, will bring forward the European Parliament perspective. The panel is moderated by Ms Silvia Romeo, Project Manager and Coordinator of the Young Coalition for Prevention and Vaccination at ThinkYoung.

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