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RKI staff working for the European Medical Corps in Angola und DR Congo during the Yellow Fever outbreak in 2016 (Source: RKI)

European Medical Corps

The European Medical Corps was founded after the devastating 2014/15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa in order to better cope with health emergencies inside and outside the European Union. In the name of this framework, EU health experts and equipment can be deployed and quickly provide medical assistance and public health expertise. 11 EU member states have committed medical teams, mobile laboratories, medical evacuation planes and logistical support to the European Medical Corps. In Germany, the German Red Cross, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine and Robert Koch Institute are involved (amongst others).

Date: 24.03.2017