EuroHealthNet has responded to the draft WHO European Programme of Work 2020-2025 – United action for better health in Europe. EuroHealthNet welcomes the draft WHO European Programme of Work (EPW) 2020-2025, which identifies the main need, the main health sector situations and responses, and some channels which can be enhanced in the WHO context if taken up. It offers an accurate description of both the needs and challenges of advancing the joint commitment to work together to identify and tackle key barriers and seize new opportunities in health, adopt new ways of working, build on existing successful collaborations, and jointly align support around countries’ national health plans and strategies to help “unite for better health in Europe”. EuroHealthNet members (national public health agencies, regional health authorities and centres of excellence) should be at the heart of that and it needs to reach wider audiences.
In the response, EuroHealthNet has highlighted the need to strengthen health promotion, to invest in the social side of health crisis preparedness, and to work better together toward ambitious outcomes by 2025.
Read our full response here.