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15/02/2016

EU to launch new European Medical Corps

The EU is launching the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.


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The news:

The European Union will launch the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.

Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will host the event.

The background:

Through the European Medical Corps, EU Member States and other European countries participating in the system can make medical teams and assets available for rapid deployment before an emergency strikes – thus ensuring a faster and more predictable response.

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