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Tackling medicines shortages

#MedicineShortages

18 March 2020

16.00-18.00

Hotel Thon EU

Organised by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) and Affordable Medicines Europe with the support of the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP).

Shortages of medicines is a growing concern in all EU Member States.

The question is no longer if the EU should play a role in tackling this problem—but rather how? In its upcoming pharmaceutical strategy, the European Commission will have to present solutions.

During this event we bring together health ministers, experts and stakeholders to discuss what measures could pro-vide the best solutions for patients both in the short, medium and long-term.

Programme

16.00: Welcome
Host MEP
16.15 Perspectives from stakeholders

GIRP, EAHP, EPHA, and Affordable Medicines Europe

16.35 Ministerial debate
Tanel Kiik Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia

Maggie De Block Minister for Health, Belgium

Bruno Bruins Minister for Medical Care, Netherlands

17.35 Pharma roadmap and response from the European Commission

Director Andrzej Rys, DG SANTE

17.50: Closing remarks

MEP Peter Liese

Networking drink

Speakers

Tanel Kiik

Tanel Kiik

Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia

Maggie De Block

Maggie De Block

Minister for Health, Belgium

Bruno Bruins

Bruno Bruins

Minister for Medical Care, Netherlands

Contact

Yannis Natsis

Policy Manager Universal Access and Affordable Medicines
yannis@epha.org
+32 2 233 3886

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