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European health ministers welcome EU Commission's HERA

On Tuesday, Ministers for health from EU member countries met for the first time since the EU Commission presented a new European health preparedness agency, called HERA, in September.

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The EU Commission's proposed health preparedness authority, which is to secure vaccines and medical countermeasures in future health crises, has had a warm reception among EU health ministers, as reported by Agence Europe.

On Tuesday, European health ministers met for the first time since the EU Commission presented its plans to create a new internal agency, called the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), with the aim of strengthening the EU healthcare infrastucture.

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