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EU health community presents itself to the European Parliament in a firm and united voice

Today, 9 October 2019, nine EU umbrella health organisations will hold a debate: ”EU 2019-2024: Health Champions Wanted” on the health policy challenges for the European Union in the coming years. The debate will be hosted in the European Parliament by MEPs Dr Peter Liese (EPP, DE) and Dr Sara Cerdas (S&D, PT). The goal of the event is to raise awareness on the main public health priorities including universal access to high quality and sustainable healthcare, disease prevention, the fight against cross-border healthcare threats and health inequities, as well as a continued supply of medicines for EU citizens. These challenges require urgent EU action and appropriate budgets.
The EU health community believes that, when working together, the Member States of the EU can add genuine value to national efforts to improve the effectiveness of health systems and deliver patient-centered-care to their communities.

The event is jointly organised by the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), the Council of European Dentists (CED), the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA), the European Patients Forum (EPF), the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP), EuroHealthNet, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU).

Full press release available here.