E.U. Launches European Medical Corps To Better Respond To Health Emergencies

VICE News: New European Medical Corps Will Tackle Ebola-like Emergencies
“…It’s called the European Medical Corps (EMC), and its aim is to help the E.U. respond faster to health emergencies by relying on a pool of volunteer medical staff provided by member states. ‘Dozens of cases each day. An entire region under threat. And the whole world holding its breath … If there is one lesson we all learned from Ebola, it is this one: we were ALL not sufficiently prepared,’ said Christos Stylianides, the European commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, at the launch of the organization on Monday in Brussels…” (Caron, 2/16).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.