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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
HAI_FY2017 [HAI_FY2017]
Health Action International’s (HAI) work in Europe contributes to EU policy that promotes universal and equitable access to affordable medicines for needed treatment. HAI also supports policies and ...
Health Action International’s (HAI) work in Europe contributes to EU policy that promotes universal and equitable access to affordable medicines for needed treatment. HAI also supports policies and practices that ensure those medicines respond to societal challenges, are acceptably safe, and appropriately prescribed and used.
HAI’s 2017 European work plan focuses on providing technical expertise to policy makers, patient and consumer organisations, health NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. It also focuses on researching the extent of the pharmaceutical industry’s promotion of antibiotics to patients and healthcare professionals, as well as on identifying barriers to teaching on promotions in the medical curriculum. HAI will also enable public discussion on affordable access to needed medicines through the organization of public events. HAI will work towards these goals to support EU action that provides responses to gaps in medicines policies and are aligned with HAI’s overarching goals on Access to Needed Medicines, Rational Use of Medicines and Democratisation of Medicines Policy projects. Through its European network, HAI provides an independent patient and consumer voice in decisions that affects their health while advocating for high levels of transparency, accountability and impartiality.
HAI is a non-profit, independent non-profit organisation. It maintains a European membership network of consumer groups, healthcare professionals, academics and public interest NGOs. The growing European regional network is represented in over half of the EU’s Member States. The HAI European office coordinates actions in collaboration with the HAI Europe Association and European civil society organisations.

Start date: 01/01/2017 - End date: 31/12/2017

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Health Security
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Strengthened International HeAlth Regulations and Preparedness in the EU - Joint Action [SHARP JA]
The SHARP Joint Action will strengthen implementation of Decision 1082/2013/EU, supporting the EU level preparedness and responses to health threats and the implementation of the International Health ...
The SHARP Joint Action will strengthen implementation of Decision 1082/2013/EU, supporting the EU level preparedness and responses to health threats and the implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005). The Joint Action implements actions mentioned in Annex 1 of the Annual Work plan 2018 of the EU Health Programme 2014-2020.
Through the Joint Action, the member and partner states and the Unions common ability to prevent, detect and respond to biological outbreaks, chemical contamination and environmental and unknown threats to human health will be strengthened. Special efforts will be employed to fill gaps that have been or will be identified in priority countries (countries that have biggest gaps in the capacity required for full IHR capability). The Joint action consists of 10 Work Packages, covering core public health capacities according to the IHR (2005). In addition to a coordination function, these will cover areas such as Communication, Evaluation, Sustainability, IHR core capacity, Preparedness, Laboratories, Training and exercises, Chemical threats and Clinical management.
SHARP will also collaborate with several other Joint Actions, specifically the “Healthy Gateways” that addresses Points of Entry, the Joint Action on Vaccination (EU-JAV) and the Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (EU-JAMRAI).
The partnership of the joint action consists of 26 Associated Partners and 33 Affiliated Entities, which all will receive Commission co-funding. In addition there are 9 Collaborating Partners that will self-fund all activities that they participate in. Totally 30 countries (24 EU members, 3 EEA/EFTA members and 3 European neighborhood countries) participate in the Joint Action. The SHARP JA will liaise with and collaborate with the ECDC, the WHO EURO regional office and the WHO Health Emergency and IHR unit in Lyon, and IANPHI in relevant activities. Special emphasis will be made to avoid duplication of work for the member states.

Start date: 01/04/2019 - End date: 31/03/2023

Call: Joint Actions 2018
Topic: Health Security