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Our good health: economic fuel or core value?

Vytenis Andriukaitis, one of the European Health Union Manifesto initiators, has co-authored an article for Social Europe on the value of good health. Read the full piece here.

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The Lancet: Call for Action

A recent communication submitted to The Lancet calls for pan-European commitment for the rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections. “Across Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing excess deaths, placing a burden on societies and health systems and harming the economy. European governments have yet to develop a common vision to guide the management of […]

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Webinar recording: Towards a European Health Union

The recording of our webinar themed “Towards a European Health Union: A vision for more EU in health” is now available online: https://bit.ly/3oM5RZx. The webinar introduced the EHU initiative’s Manifesto for a European Health Union and engaged expert speakers and webinar participants in a candid dialogue about the Manifesto’s goals and how they may best be achieved.

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Launch: Manifesto for a European Health Union

The call for signatures on the Manifesto for a European Health Union has been launched. To view the manifesto and sign, go here.

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Pharmaceutical strategy for Europe

The European Commission adopts a pharmaceutical strategy for Europe. It rests on four pillars, including legislative and non-legislative action: Ensuring access to affordable medicines for patients, and addressing unmet medical needs (e.g. in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, rare diseases); Supporting competitiveness, innovation and sustainability of the EU’s pharmaceutical industry and the development of high quality, safe, effective and greener medicines; […]

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First steps towards a European Health Union

The European Commission is taking the first steps towards building the European Health Union announced by President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address. The focus is on measures to strengthen the EU’s health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role of key EU agencies. Further information is […]

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European Health Union @ EHFG 2020

The Closing Plenary of the European Health Forum Gastein 2020 discussed the potential for a European Health Union including panellists such as Marta Temido, Minister of Health, Republic of Portugal, Thomas Steffen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany and Mohammed Chahim, MEP, Socialist & Democrats Group, European Parliament. An overview of the session content […]

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Webinar: Manifesto for a European Health Union

An expert panel of initiations involved in the work on a Manifesto for a European Health Union held a webinar outlining their vision for a stronger role of the EU in health and health policy. Among the speakers were Vytenis Andriukaitis, former European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director of the […]

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State of the Union address: More action on health

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced building a strong European Health Union in her State of the Union address. The official European Commission website on a European Health Union is accessible here.