ESCMID Statement and Actions Regarding the Ongoing War in Ukraine

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) has for many years worked with colleagues from both Ukraine and Russia in medical science and education.  It is with great sadness that we now see Russia invading Ukraine in a massive attack, which is causing casualties among the civilian population, millions of refugees and the destruction of the country. ESCMID strongly condemns the actions of the Russian government, and, by extension, the Belarusian government which supports this attack, and we stand in solidarity with Ukrainians.


In alliance with the actions decided by European countries, ESCMID suspends all ties and collaborations with Russian and Belarusian Affiliated Societies, Institutions and companies.


We are supportive of ESCMID members and colleagues in all countries who are providing health care to those affected by the war including refugees fleeing from the war.