HOPE recommends to monitor the latest information on COVID-19 through the following official websites:
WHO – Europe
- The general link:
- The weekly data:
- The same information on a dashboard including a map:
- The technical guidance:
- The technical guidance specific to Europe:
- Training courses:
ECDC – the main links
- The general link:
-With specific links –
- Daily data:
- The same information on a dashboard:
- The risk assessments:
- The questions and answers:
Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)
The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organise up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
HOPE Members and COVID-19
Website of HOPE members on 30 March 2020
Press Releases: https://www.santhea.be/fr/communiqus-de-presse/
SANTHEA also launched a public call for collecting companies’ or individuals’ medical material or masks that could be useful to healthcare professionals.
The Paris Hospitals Foundation – French Hospitals (Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France) and the FHF (Fédération Hospitalière de France) joined forces to support healthcare professionals and public retirement homes staff. They already addressed some of the needs in several hospitals and retirement homes (delivery of meals and first necessity goods, providing digital tablets to retirement homes to avoid residents’ isolation). The foundation also supported the most disadvantaged by financing meals, rooms and transportation. They created a dedicated page “Fund for emergency help Covid 19” (“Fonds d’aide d’urgence Covid 19“) to support hospitals and retirement homes https://don.fondationhopitaux.fr/.
The FHF also created a web platform J’aide l’Hôpital.fr to collect and centralise all offers of help to face the Covid 19 outbreak.
The German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the German Hospital Federation (DKG) have jointly released the DIVI Intensive Care Register – a website through which the capacities of ventilation places in all hospitals in Germany can be registered. Using the online platform of the DIVI Intensive Care Register, intensive care physicians of all hospitals in Germany can easily query capacities. The register is based on the fact that all hospitals independently enter their data in a closed area of the database on a daily basis in order to ensure regional coordination of intensive care beds and thus optimal care of COVID-19 patients. The DKG has written to all German hospital managers to call for cooperation.
You can find DKG information on COVID-19 on a special DKG homepage: https://www.dkgev.de/dkg/coronavirus-fakten-und-infos/.
In Greece, citizens can volunteer to support the health system: https://www.moh.gov.gr/articles/ministry/grafeio-typoy/press-releases/6937-gine-ethelonths-gia-thn-antimetwpish-ths-nosoy-covid-19
General information: https://www.moh.gov.gr/articles/health/dieythynsh-dhmosias-ygieinhs/metadotika-kai-mh-metadotika-noshmata/c388-egkyklioi/6652-odhgies-prostasias-apo-anapneystikh-loimwksh-apo-to-neo-koronaio
It is possible to make a donation to support the National Service in the fight against COVID-19: http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/
Veneto Region pages dedicated to COVID-19: https://www.regione.veneto.it/web/sanita/nuovo-coronavirus; https://www.azero.veneto.it/-/emergenza-coronavirus
In Spain it is possible for citizens and entities to make a donation to support research on COVID19: https://www.csic.es/es/avisos/hacer-donacion-covid-19. There is also a e-mail address in order to receive the donations to support the Spanish Government on COVID-19: email@example.com.
HOPE Strategic Note: COVID 19 – Cross-border threat – European Union
On 30 March 2020, HOPE released a Strategic Note “COVID 19 – Cross-border threat – European Union“.
On the basis of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 168(5), the European Union (EU) action in this area is primarily intended to support and complement actions taken by individual EU countries. Monitoring, early warning, and responsive measures to combat serious cross-border threats to health are considered essential elements to ensuring a high level of health protection in the European Union.
HOPE Press Release on COVID-19
On March 26 2020, HOPE published a press release, to emphasise its support to professionals.
Joint letter to the European Commission on COVID-19
On 18 March 2020, HOPE, AIM (International Association of health care mutuals and health care funds), CPME (Standing Committee of European Doctors) and ESIP (European Social Insurance Platform) sent a joint letter to the European Commission concerning the Covid19 pandemic.
The document welcomes the Commission’s efforts and measures taken to get out of the crisis as well as the commitment of healthcare professionals, welcoming the European Commission’s intentions to overview stocks of essential protective clothing for those frontline healthcare workers. The organisations also underline the need for structured discussion with the healthcare community once the crisis has passed in order to discuss issues such as medicines shortages or investments in research and development, and to ensure a better response for future similar crises.