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Health & Consumer Voice - December - 2008 Edition

Europe for Patients campaign

Launch of the Europe for Patients Campaign on 30 September 2008 by Commissioner Vassiliou marked the beginning of a busy period for healthcare related policies in DG SANCO.

In the past two months, several of the initiatives under the Europe for Patients banner have been adopted including an EU strategy on rare diseases and the first ever European antibiotic awareness day. The next big Europe for Patients event will occur at the EU Open Health Forum on 0-11December and more initiatives are due to be adopted by the end of this year.

Citizens can keep up to date with all the news about the Europe for patients’ health initiatives by checking the Europe for Patients webpage on the EU health portal. Organisations are also encouraged to send in their news and events related to the 0 health initiatives under Europe for Patients.

For more information please view:

http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/europe_for_patients/index_en.htm