|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Health and Food Safety|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 405|
Legislative initiative published by the European Commission on 28 May 2020, which proposes to set up a standalone programme in the field of health from the period 2021-2027 - the EU4Health Programme - and to repeal Regulation (EU) No 282/2014.
Despite the efforts to address the sanitary emergency caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in an effective manner, the crisis also highlighted the need to boost the European Union's capability to respond to such major health threats. The European Commission therefore decided to propose the establishment of a self-standing programme - named EU4Health Programme - as a key instrument for delivering it.
This Programme is aimed at supporting Member States in the transition to better preparedness and the reinforcement of their health systems and support them in achieving the health-related SDGs. It aims to fill in gaps revealed by the pandemic in terms of the development and manufacturing of medicinal products, the adequate supply of equipment in hospitals and sufficient medical human resources, the uptake of digital tools and services that enable continuity of care, and the need to maintain access to essential goods and services in times of crisis.
The proposal was put forward in the framework of the revised proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027.
|Subject Tags||Multiannual Financial Framework [MFF], Public Health|
|Keywords||EU Health Programme, MFF 2021-2027
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|