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European Commission proposes EU4Health programme in response to COVID-19


Credit: Shutterstock The European Parliament and the Council has agreed on a provisional political agreement to launch a new COVID-19 recovery response programme called EU4Health.

The programme aims to make contributions to the recovery response by strengthening the resilience of health systems and promoting medical innovation and digital transformation in the sector. It will also aim to fill the gaps revealed by the pandemic and ensure that the EU is prepared if faced with new health threats.

The programme aims to boost the EU’s preparedness for major cross border health threats by creating: Reserves of medical supplies for crises.

A reserve of healthcare staff and experts that can be mobilised to respond to crises across the EU.

Increased surveillance of health threats.

Strengthen health systems so that they can face epidemics as well as long-term challenges by stimulating. Disease prevention and health promotion in an ageing population. Digital transformation of health systems. Access to health care for vulnerable groups. Make medicines and medical devices available and affordable, advocate the prudent and efficient use of antimicrobials as well as promote medical and pharmaceutical innovation and greener manufacturing. WHY IT MATTERS One of the six political priorities of the Commission 2019-2024 is to […]

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