Reinforcing the battle against infectious diseases.
Despite the progress in disease control and prevention, infectious diseases (ID) remain one of the most challenging threats for global health and economies. Reducing the impact of their emerging forms and antimicrobial resistance requires long-term, sustainable, international efforts. The European consortia COMBACTE and PREPARE have the joint ambition to establish a coordinated, permanent, pan-European infrastructure for clinical research on ID (ECRAID). The EU-funded ECRAID-Plan project will assist this joint effort by developing the detailed business plan for ECRAID.
The aim of ECRAID will be to reduce the impact of ID on individual and population health by generating rigorous evidence to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of IDs, and to better respond to ID threats.