Policy Update

European Commission announces US$11 million to fight novel coronavirus

The European Commission launched a fast-tracked €10 million (US$11 million) research call through Horizon 2020, its research framework program, for proposals on Coronavirus research to contribute to diagnosis, clinical management, preparedness, and response. The Commission has called for international cooperation and coordination to stop the epidemic; experts fear the virus will spread to countries with weak health systems, where it has the potential to wreak havoc on vulnerable populations who cannot easily access effective care.

Call for proposals – European Commission

Press release – European Commission