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COVID-19 preparedness: medtech industry publishes reflection on stockpiling

As Europe faces a second wave of COVID-19 cases, the medical technology industry continues to work with healthcare actors to support in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on 07.10.2020

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In this scenario, emergency preparedness is a public health imperative and stockpiles are a cornerstone of a holistic approach to strengthen preparedness strategies.  

MedTech Europe published a reflection paper which aims to contribute to the discussion on how to build effective and sustainable stockpiling of medical technologies. The paper looks at multiple elements, including the role of the industry, the nature, composition and maintenance of stockpiles, and funding and purchasing mechanisms. You can read or download the reflection paper here