News
17 August 2022
EU
CARE, - Healthcare

EFA has been elected to participate in the civil society forum of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), the newly established EU authority created to monitor, prevent and respond to cross-border health threats and emergencies.

In this role, EFA holds a permanent seat to advice HERA alongside other civil society organisations representing patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, hospitals and public health advocates. The European Patients’ Forum, of which EFA is a full member, is also part of these discussions, while the respiratory community is also represented by the European Respiratory Society.

At the end of June 2022, EFA participated in the first HERA civil society forum meeting, which disgusts the establishment of the authority as well as the immediate emergency and response priorities for the stakeholder community.