Investment in Health a priority in the Social Investment Package
By Paola Testori Coggi, Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission
The European Commission adopted its Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion on 20th February 2013. As highlighted in the Commission paper on Investing in Health included in the package, health is an integral part of the Europe 2020 strategy.
The paper recommends reforming health systems to ensure the twin aims of providing access to high quality healthcare and using public resources more efficiently. It follows on from the 2013 Annual Growth Survey,which recognises the contribution of health for a job-rich recovery and recommends reforming health systems to ensure their cost-effectiveness and