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Reflection paper on Sustainable and Effective Stockpiling for Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is a public health imperative and stockpiles are a cornerstone of a holistic approach to strengthen preparedness strategies. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that Member States’ capabilities to purchase, stock and distribute healthcare products are limited.

This reflection paper aims to contribute to the discussion on how to build effective and sustainable stockpiling of medical technologies. It looks at multiple elements to consider, including on the role of the industry, on the nature, composition and maintenance of stockpiles and on funding and purchasing mechanisms.

Posted on 16.09.2020

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