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SHARP Joint Action aims to strengthen preparedness in the EU against serious cross-border threats to health, and support the implementation of
International Health Regulations (2005).

About SHARP Joint Action

“SHARP” stands for Strengthened International HeAlth Regulations and Preparedness in the EU (SHARP JA).

SHARP Joint Action (2019 – March 2023) is co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union (80%) and by partners’ own contributions (20%). By working together, the partners and the European Commission will ensure a safer environment for all EU citizens. The SHARP Joint Action will work to strengthen member’s existing capacities as well as supporting improvement in those countries where IHR capability gaps exist.

Steering Committee and Advisory Board meeting brought SHARP members together to share ideas and plan for the remaining period

17.05.2022
SHARP Joint Action’s 13th Steering Committee and 4th Advisory board meeting on… Read more Steering Committee and Advisory Board meeting brought SHARP members together to share ideas and plan for the remaining period

Strengthening preparedness for serious cross-border health threats

09.05.2022
The SHARP Joint Action aims to increase implementation of the International Health… Read more Strengthening preparedness for serious cross-border health threats

The Commission has approved 12 months’ non-cost extension for SHARP JA

16.12.2021
The non-cost extension of the Joint Action by 12 months was requested… Read more The Commission has approved 12 months’ non-cost extension for SHARP JA

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