Mixed praise and concerns from EuroHealthNet for proposed new EU Health Programme 2014-20

EuroHealthNet gives a qualified welcome for the proposal adopted today by the European Commission for a new Health Programme in the context of the next EU budgetary period from 2014.

In this context, EuroHealthNet Director Clive Needle commented:"Ihave three positive reactions and three concerns about the proposed new Health Programme. All are relevant to the recent statement by Margaret Chan, Director of the WHO, that"Prevention is the heart of public health: but equity is its soul."