EU elections 2019, voting for health
In 2017 the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) came together with 14 other European and global health NGOs to demand that the European Commission and health ministers across the EU do more for health. This collaboration was called EU4health.
Their first common statement was “Europe, Let’s Do More for Health” and started as a reaction to the Future of Europe white paper presented in 2017 by European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, which included, the option to “do less” on some policy areas, This statement called on leaders to promote a healthy Europe, in which everyone, no matter what their age, gender, race or location, has timely and affordable access to the healthcare services and medicines they need to live long and live well.
European and International Organisations with a shared vision for health in Europe are participating in the EU4health initiative.
In the joint statement “Let’s do more for health’ 7 concrete asks on health for the next European Commission and which are within the EU competences, following the EU Treaties are formulated.
EUROCAM participates in the EU4health initiative along with the following organisations:
European Alcohol Policy Alliance, EUROCARE
European Cancer Leagues, ECL
European CanCer Organization, ECCO
European Cancer Patient Coalition, ECPC
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations, EFA
European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, ENSP
European Patients Forum, EPF
European Public Health Alliance, EPHA
European Public Health Association, EUPHA
European Rare Diseases Organisation, EURORDIS
European Respiratory Society, ERS
International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations, IVAA
Smoke-free Partnership, SFP
More than 50 organisations have currently shown their support, and the numbers are rising.
The EU4health website can be found here.