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To mark World Health Day, European Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou visited several community health projects in Kenya on 6 and 7 April. These projects promote social and economic development through poverty alleviation and strengthening health and education.
The focus of this year’s World Health Day is indeed the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. It is the poorest countries that suffer most from health-related development challenges, such as weak health infrastructure, high rates of poverty-related diseases, poor maternal health and unsatisfactory environmental conditions
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou stressed the need for Europe to work together with African partners and step up action towards achieving the health related Millenium Development Goals, as solidarity in health is a global issue.