21 March 2020 – President constitutes the Scientific Committee of COVID-19 – an expert group to advise government

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidency and Ministry of Health

Overview: COVID-19 Scientific and Technical Committee to the President – The government has appointed six highly recognized clinical experts and scientist, mainly in the epidemiology field, as members of the Spanish “COVID-19 Scientific and Technical Committee”, to inform policy making and provide scientific advice to the government management board. At the head of it is the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), and Member of the advisory committee of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control Fernando Simón.
Full details here: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa.do?id=4822

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government