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Practitioner Perspectives: A health advocacy view on the EU Vaccines Strategy

COVID vaccine vialThe EUHealthGov network is delighted to announce the first event in its new seminar series. On Wednesday 26 May at 15:00 (BST) we welcome Mr Yannis Natsis (Policy Manager for Universal Access and Affordable Medicines at EPHA, the European Public Health Alliance) to give a practitioner perspective on the EU Vaccine Strategy.

Yannis NatsisWhat does the EU Vaccine Strategy mean for potential EU pooled procurement for medicines in the future? As we get close to the one year anniversary since the launch of the EU joint procurement initiative for covid19 vaccines, we look back at the negotiations with the pharmaceutical industry, the pros and cons, and how this procurement initiative changes the pharma-EU landscape. We will discuss how different stakeholders view this initiative and how much of a catalyst and/or precedent it is in the wider context of EU medicines policies.

ephaThe EPHA is Europe’s leading NGO alliance advocating for better health. A member-led organisation made up of public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals and disease groups, EPHA works to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.

EUHealthGov is a research network, funded by the University Association for Contemporary Studies (UACES), focused on the governance of health in the European Union. This event is part of its quarterly online seminar series, which provides a forum for discussion of a range of EU health governance topics, presented in roundtables, in-conversation sessions, work-in-progress seminars, practitioner perspectives and other formats.

The event will last 60 minutes, including a Q&A session. It will take place on Zoom and a link to the meeting will be sent a few days before.

Attendance is free but participants must register via the Eventbrite website.