SEPTEMBER 2017

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EPHA Updates
EPHA Events
Members News

Articles

Update from the 67th WHO Regional Committee

"Health is a political choice" was the closing message from the 67th World Health Organisation Europe Regional Committee which took place between 11-13 September in Budapest.

EPHA members were particularly active in a meeting which featured discussions on improving access to medicines and fair pricing, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the 6th Ministerial Conference declaration on the environment and health.

EPHA was pleased to co-sign the following statements, submitted by EPHA members which you can find by following the links below:
IFMSA on the Sustainable Development Goals, Health Workforce, Access to Medicines and Partnerships for Health;
HAI on Access to Medicines:
IFMSA and IOGT on Alcohol
IOGT on Alcohol
WEMOS on Health Workforce here and here

Nina Renshaw, EPHA Secretary-General participated in a panel moderated by Dr Mihály Kökény, former Minister of Health of Hungary, on how collaboration between different networks, civil society groups and levels of government can be improved to become a "movement for change."

The European Heart Network also joined with EPHA to make a joint statement on the WHO European Food and Nutrition action plan. Read More »

EPHA updates

Enabling change for health: Breaking down barriers to action against chronic diseases.


Speakers' presentations from EPHA's 2017 Annual Conference are now available on the EPHA website. Download the press release or relive the conference on social media by following the link below.
DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE MATERIALS

EPHA together with a number of other organisations have written to President Juncker calling for continued EU action on health supported by a robust EU Health Programme and the leadership of a dedicated Directorate in the European Commission.

Over 200 organisations now support our joint 'EU: do more for Health!' campaign - how can you get involved?
  • Sign our petition on behalf of your organisation. Your organisation's name will be added to the list of 'Who is on board?' in alphabetical order with a link to your organisation's website
  • Encourage your member organisations to sign, and non-health organisations in your network
  • Share the petition on social media using #EU4Health!
SIGN THE PETITION

EPHA Events

Meet EPHA at #EHFG2017 !

4 OCTOBER

14.45-17.15
Nobody left behind - Improving access to healthcare for underserved people
FREEK SPINNEWIJN, Director, FEANTSA & Vice President, EPHA

5 OCTOBER

09.00-11.30
Medicines: new game, new rules - Pathways to better and affordable medicines
Organised by Open Society Foundations (OSF) in cooperation with European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
YANNIS NATSIS, Policy Manager, Universal Access & Affordable Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
16.00-18.30
Health Futures in a post-truth world
NINA RENSHAW, Secretary General, EPHA

6 OCTOBER

09.00-11.30
Transformative approaches for equity and resilience – Harnessing the 2030 Agenda for health & well-being
NINA RENSHAW, Secretary General, EPHA
EPHA's 2017 Annual Forum on Universal Access & Affordable Medicines will take place on 21 November at the Martins Brussels EU Hotel
REGISTER NOW
JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON TWITTER #GameChangers

Members News

European Heart Network | New Report on Transforming European Food and Drink policies for Cardio-vascular Health Read More »
AGE Platform Europe calls for the full spectrum of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of older persons! Read More »
European COPD Coalition | Faces of COPD for World COPD Day 2017 Read More »
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