EU initiatives and Progress on Chronic Diseases - Open letter to Timmermans, Andriukaitis and Katainen
ECDA together with other ten health organisations sends an open letter to high level Commission officials in the follow up of the conference ''Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases'' of 21 April. Click here to read the letter.
ECDA speaks at EC conference about Preventing Chronic Diseases – opportunities for patients and citizens
ECDA was invited by the European Commission to present its views at the conference Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases, organized in Brussels on 21 April.
Prof. Johan De Sutter, Acting Chairman of ECDA, spoke on behalf of the alliance and highlighted that an EU chronic disease framework is urgently needed in order to address the human and economic costs of chronic diseases in a coordinated manner. In his presentation Preventing Chronic Diseases – opportunities for patients and citizens, he put forward concrete recommendations for the EC to develop initiatives on common risk factors such as salt, trans-fatty acids (TFAs), alcohol and air pollution.
ECDA members were delighted to hear that several Member States and health NGOs called as well for an EU strategy on chronic diseases, recognizing the gravity of the chronic diseases burden that negatively affect European citizens’ lives.
The video recording of the conference can be accessed here.