15th February 2016

EU launches new European Medical Corps to respond faster to emergencies: Czech Republic commits teams, equipment

The European Union launched on 15 February the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU Through the European Medical Corps, EU Member States and other European countries participating in the system can make medical teams and assets available for rapid deployment before an emergency strikes – thus ensuring a faster and more predictable response. The medical corps could include emergency medical teams, public health and medical coordination experts, mobile biosafety laboratories, medical evacuation planes and logistical support teams. So far Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands have already committed teams and equipment to the voluntary pool. Read more.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic