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  15 March 2021  

Health and Food Safety Newsletter

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In the spotlight
EU4Health: The backing for a strong European Health Union

Matthew Hudson, Director of Resource Management and Better Regulation for the European Commission’s Health and Food Safety Directorate General, talks about how the EU4Health Programme will help improve public health and make healthcare systems more resilient and future-proof. In the face of unprecedented challenges, he says, we have the political will and the financial support to make our healthcare systems stronger, fairer and more sustainable.

 
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Commissioner's corner
“It is essential that today we look at how best scale up vaccination roll-outs and be prepared for mass vaccinations, to match the increasing pace of deliveries. We must keep vaccinating as quickly as possible – especially with the new variants in play.” (Informal videoconference of Health Ministers – 1 March)
 
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In numbers
Vaccination

Top tweets
– Stella Kyriakides (@SKyriakidesEU) 7 March 2021

Gender equality must be at the heart of the post-pandemic recovery. With our new #EU4health we will contribute to this goal and work towards equal access to health care for all #EUWomen and girls. We all need to play our part to make EU and the world a more equal place. #IWD2021

 
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– EU Food Safety #EUFarm2Fork (@Food_EU) 4 March 2021

Reducing obesity can help preventing cancer. Even more, moving to a more plant-based diet will reduce not only risks of life threatening diseases, but also the environmental impact of the #foodsystem. But how are we supporting a healthier lifestyle? #WorldObesityDay

 
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Upcoming Events

18 March 2021
EU Platform on food loss and waste (virtual)

20 March 2021
World Oral Health Day

22 March 2021
World Water Day

22-23 March 2021
AGRIFISH Council

24 March 2021
Workshop EU4Health Programme 2021: potential solutions for a healthier European Union

25-26 March 2021
European Council

30 March 2021
Celebratory event: entry into application of the Transparency Regulation

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European Commission seeks feedback on future plan to ensure food supply and food security in times of crisis
 
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