Health is a cross-border issue, recently demonstrated by the COVID-19 public health crisis. A structured European mechanism for COVID-19 exchange to organize and share information between countries is urgently needed, especially in the area of population health.
The Population Health Information Research Infrastructure (PHIRI) is a 3 year project that stems from the InfAct consortium. It started in November 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. PHIRI brings together 41 partners in 30 countries.
PHIRI’s vision is to set up a research infrastructure to facilitate and generate the best available evidence for research on health and well-being of populations as impacted by COVID-19. PHIRI will allow for better coordinated European efforts across national and European stakeholders to generate the best COVID-19 population health knowledge to underpin decision making. In doing so, PHIRI will lay the foundation for a federated research infrastructure on population health.
This online Kick off meeting will take place on November 19th from 09:30 to 12:30. In this meeting, the mission and aim of PHIRI and its work packages will be presented and discussed.
For more information contact phiri.coordination(at)sciensano.be