Global Gateway will prioritise the security of pharmaceutical supply chains and the development of local manufacturing. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed weaknesses of healthcare systems and the fragility of pharmaceutical supply chains. It also highlighted the wide discrepancy in medical manufacturing capacities around the world.
Continents must be able to manufacture their own vaccines. Therefore, the EU is committed to preventing future health emergencies by strengthening capacities throughout the world.
But health issues extend beyond the pandemic. Thus, Global Gateway will also facilitate investment in infrastructure and the regulatory environment for the local production of medicine and medical technologies. This will help integrate fragmented markets and promote research and cross-border innovation in healthcare, helping us to overcome diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS.
Drinking Water and Sewerage Programmes in Ecuador
In 2023 a financing agreement will be signed for the expansion and improvement of the drinking water and sanitation systems in Quito, and tenders will be launched for the construction of drinking water, sanitary and storm sewerage services in Portoviejo Municipality.
Partnership on manufacturing vaccines, medicines and health technologies and strengthening health systems in Latin America
This initiative will boost Latin America's manufacturing capacity, foster equitable access to safe and affordable health products, and strengthen health resilience in the region to tackle endemic and emerging diseases.
This Team Europe Initiative will improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa, particularly among adolescent girls and young women.
Team Europe Initiative on manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa
The Team Europe Initiative on Manufacturing and Access to Vaccines, Medicines and Health Technologies (MAV+) supports works with African partners to strengthen their local pharmaceutical systems and manufacturing capacity.
Water sanitation in Guatemala
As part of this Team Europe Initiative in 2023, feasibility studies will be launched for the construction of a sanitary landfill, four sewage networks and wastewater treatment plants in Peten, Guatemala.