Within the EU, initiatives on health and the EU Cohesion Policy support and complement national governments in their efforts to improve and protect human health, to reduce inequalities in health status and promote social inclusion. The European pillar of social rights underlines the right of every individual to timely access to affordable, preventive and curative health care, long term care and good quality essential services. It also covers social protection, including healthcare and sickness benefits.
Across the globe, the EU acts through the European development policy, the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Enlargement policy to tackle challenges in third countries' health systems. EU action targets maternal and child mortality, infectious and non-communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance, as well as access to sexual and reproductive health services. The European Medical Corps mobilises medical and public health teams and equipment for sudden emergencies, inside and outside the EU.
A full list of EU policies and actions supporting Goal 3 is available below.
EU Actions supporting Goal 3.
EU Actions supporting specific Goal 3 targets.