WHO and the EC discuss improving collaboration on public health

24 July 2018

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Senior officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Commission (EC) met on 29 June 2018 for a meeting focused on strengthening the organisations’ collaboration on public health, reviewing on-going joint initiatives and discussing shared future priorities.

The meeting covered a range of topics, including universal health coverage, health emergencies, immunisation, antimicrobial resistance, air quality and more. The implementation of the 2015 Vilnius Declaration, which sets out the basis of the ongoing cooperation between DG SANTE and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe), will be discussed over the coming year.

The two bodies agreed to further improve cooperation on several issues including strengthening health systems and universal health coverage, health emergencies and healthier populations.

Source: WHO Europe, 19 July 2018