May 11
2021
Anjum Shabbir
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6th April 2021
Consumer, Health & Environment Covid-19

Publication consultation on EU’s ‘medical countermeasures’ to address health emergencies: HERA

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has been working on strengthening a European Health Union, and as part of that the European Commission launched an online public consultation last week on the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA).

Feedback is sought from stakeholders on the EU’s framework to develop, manufacture and deploy ‘medical countermeasures’, on anticipating threats and carrying out risk assessments, on the market and supply chains, and how to develop and finance new countermeasures, as well as the ‘impact, role, scope and coordination’ of a future HERA.

The consultation will remain open until 12 May 2021, and in parallel the Commission will be holding talks with Member States and st

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