Susan Bergner

Susan Bergner is an associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. She works in the research project titled "Challenges and Opportunities for German Global Health and Development Policy for Achieving Health-Related Sustainable Development Goals." She is also part of Women in Global Health Germany.
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The EU Should Collect Health Data Centrally

When the COVID-19 disease began to spread in Europe, France and Germany prohibited the export of medical equipment, while Italy asked in vain for supplies of protective equipment under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Neither the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) nor the member states of the EU themselves were aware of the available capacities of European health... Continue Reading

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Global Health Policy Is World Politics

Border closures, lockdowns, competition for medical equipment, export bans — at the beginning of the health crisis, states in Europe and around the world were primarily concerned with implementing national measures and interests to contain COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This discernible lack of solidarity and commitment to international cooperation among key actors... Continue Reading

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