Caroline Costongs, Director of EuroHealthNet (the European Partnership for Health Equity and Wellbeing), advocates linking better health and reduced inequalities with climate initiatives, in what she describes as a ‘triple-win’ approach.
Today the European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from the Profiles.
Professor Jan De Maeseneer, Chair of the Expert Panel, reflects on the Panel's role, work and impact after its 6 years of existence. To mark the end of the current Expert Panel’s mandate, the Commission and the Panel are organising a conference on the interaction between science/expertise and policy-making on 8 November in Brussels.
On Monday 28 October, the Commission will hold a conference with stakeholders to present and discuss the findings of its evaluation of the blood, tissues and cells legislation which was published on 11 October 2019.
Andrzej Rys, the European Commission’s Director responsible for health systems, medical products and innovation at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, talks about the benefits and opportunities of digitalisation, as well as its challenges.
Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis announced the winners of the 2019 EU Health Award for cities, NGOs and schools. The Ceremony took place as part of the EU Health Policy Platform annual meeting, with the winner in each category being awarded a prize of 100,000 EUR to further their work, as well as a certificate.
The meeting will kick off with the 2019 EU Health Award ceremony and involve participants and online viewers in an interactive roundtable on promoting healthy weight in children. Stakeholder organisations will present their Joint Statements and call for endorsement. The Commission will also present the EU Action on Cancer.
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis will present the EU Health Award on 17 October 2019 during the annual meeting of the Health Policy Platform in Brussels.
Read about SCHEER in the CHAFEA brochure on EU Health Success stories prepared for the recent EU Health Programme conference.
Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis talks to us about the Third EU Health Programme, gearing up for the High Level Conference on the Programme, which takes place in Brussels on 30 September 2019.