EU4Health Members’ response to COVID-19
20 May 20
How have EU4Health members been responding to COVID-19? Find out below
Campaigning on equal access to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines; highlighting the effects of measures to tackle COVID-19 on vulnerable or minority groups; providing information to people in specific disease groups and support to COVID-19 patients and their families – how we are responding to the pandemic
Alzheimer Europe has;
hosted webinars for Government Experts on Dementia to exchange information and resources on support for people with dementia,
hosted a webinar for its national member organisations to share their experiences on providing support for people with dementia during the pandemic
Visit their dedicated pages on their website to find a broad range of resources covering issues specific to people with dementia, as well as resources from our national member organisations, national governments and international bodies.
EUROCAM’s affiliated organisations are collecting, analysing and exchanging cases of COVID-19 patients who have been successfully treated by specific CAM modalities.
EUROCAM has published a statement on their website with recommendations on keeping the immune system strong, as well as posting on the topic on social media
Read the recommendations for cancer parents across Europe from national cancer leagues
ECL have supported the following statements and open letters:
The fight against COVID-19: let’s make public investments count for people
SFP Coalition statement on COVID-19 and tobacco control
An open letter the the UN Secretary General on tobacco misinformation
Patients can’t wait any longer for action on medicine shortages
Download ECL’s Spring 2020 newsletter for their latest activities
EFA has developed a resource hub webpage on Covid-19 for patients with general links as well as targeted information for patients with allergy, asthma and COPD
EATG’s statement on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Facebook group ‘HIV/co-infections & COVID-19 Resources’ to share evidence-based information.
EATG Rapid Assessment: COVID-19 crisis’ Impact on PLHIV and on Communities Most Affected by HIV
ECPC have developed a Covid-19 web hub featuring general information and resources from trusted organisations as well as targeted information for cancer patients and a section for our member’s responses. We have also worked with a team of physicians to create Covid-19 and cancer patient guidelines which are now translated into 24 languages
The EHMA COVID webinar series brings together key stakeholders in health management, on for example, how to manage primary care during the COVID-19 outbreak, control recommendations for hospitals, internal procurement, and health literacy.
In response to the rapidly evolving challenges faced by hospitals related to the COVID-19 outbreak, EHMA invites abstract submissions for a special call on “Health management and COVID-19” for our conference in November 2020.
A dedicated webpage with statements and resources on international collaboration, digitalisation, human rights and the importance of sharing knowledge to create a comprehensive and publicly available evidence-base. The webpage is continuously updated with information on the broader impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including economics and mental health impact.
Patient Perspectives section A collection of responses and testimonies from patients with chronic conditions to learn how they are being or will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 Resource Point updated daily.
EPF has also so far issued four statements on COVID-19 and a letter to EU Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides – find all EPF statements here
EPHA’s COVID-19 page collects EPHA members’ actions as well as key EPHA publications on various aspects of COVID-19 and public health, such as health inequalities, digitalisation or ensuring access to new medicines or vaccines to tackle the coronavirus
COVID-19 reveals urgent need for a common European public health approach
COVID-19 lockdown measures and air quality
EURORDIS’ actions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here These include:
A survey for people living with a rare disease, that will help analyse the impact of the crisis on our community;
A number of statements;
An open letter to policy-makers;
SFP has published a Coalition statement re-asserting the need to maintain tobacco control and calling on policy makers to reject tobacco industry attempts through contributions to the fight against COVID -19. Visit their up-to-date resource hub on tobacco and COVID-19.
ERS’ COVID-19 resource centre includes a Community forum; Daily round-up; ERS publications; Webinars and video series; Guidelines and reccomendations directory; Blog; Patients materials; Research summaries
ERS has issued the following statements:
Statement on free movement of essential medical supplies
Joint statement urging the European Union and national governments to prioritise health and safety on the front lines of the fight against COVID-1
ERS has also participated in the webinar of the EU Health Policy Platform on the impact of COVID-19 in society.
MHE’s dedicated pages on COVID-19 can be visited here
MHE has also hosted a webinar with the World Health Organization and other organisations on the key challenges in the aftermath of the COVID-19; issued a statement highlighting specific needs of people with psychosocial disabilities and the overall impact of this pandemic on mental health; and launched a set of recommendations, supported by several MEPs, for the EU and Member States to recognise the importance of mental health in any recovery efforts.
Support oriented: general tips on how to look after your mental health during the COVID-19 and collection of European helplines offering mental health support