Collaboration for improved health emergency preparedness at HERA symposium

Sierk Marbus, representing the coordination team of UNITED4Surveillance, attended the HERA symposium ‘Exploring Grants & Actions for Advancing Laboratory and Digital Capacities for Health Emergency Preparedness and Response’ on 4th and 5th April 2024 in Brussels. A great opportunity to crosslink with other HERA projects, such as EU-WISH, DURABLE, EU-HIP and WGS & RT-PCR projects. U4S participated in the panel discussion on the first day, where we discussed our contribution to improved preparedness for cross-border health threats, ways to optimize potential collaboration and communication of results between projects, and expectations of the next frontier for epidemic intelligence.