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Launch: European Medical Corps

The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has been an unprecedented public health emergency causing more than 11 000 deaths and having a devastating socio-economic impact.

One of the main lessons learned from the crisis is the need to develop capacities to rapidly mobilise teams when responding to major health emergencies.

Inauguration of the European Medical Corps

To improve the EU’s preparedness and response to health emergencies, the EU has set up a European Medical Corps. The European Medical Corps provides a framework for mobilising medical and public health experts and teams for response and preparedness operations inside or outside the EU.

Read the full article on the European Commission website


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