World Health Day: FEMISE initiative to face COVID-19 in the Mediterranean

April 7, 2020
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«The coronavirus crisis threatens our health and, as a result, it also hurts our societies and our economies. But it offers us an opportunity to rethink our priorities and systems, to make them sustainable, inclusive, in line with the SDGs» underlines Constantin Tsakas, General Secretary of FEMISE and initiator of this awareness-raising initiative.

FEMISE contacted its researchers and partners but also young people from the Mediterranean, to remind everyone why investing in health should be a priority. Protecting vulnerable populations who do not have access to medical care, ensuring better access to health information in countries where internet access remains limited, supporting the work done by women in the health sector, betting on education and human capital… The Mediterraneans mobilized by FEMISE share their views in this video.


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FEMISE video

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia