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Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: adding value across disease areas and placing prevention at the heart

European Week Against Cancer Cancer and other chronic diseases are interrelated and share common elements, notably common preventable risk factors. Further, cancer-related complications and co-morbidities represent a…

EU action and capacity in health – learnings from COVID19

ECDA supports the vision advanced by different political groups on strengthening EU health competency and building a “European Union of health”, supported by countries like France. We welcome the announcement of a “new,…

Statement on the EU Green Deal

A healthy planet is essential to achieve a sustainable, climate-friendly societal and economic development but also to protect public health and prevent major chronic diseases. Indeed, these are for a major part determined by…

Resources on COVID-19 and chronic diseases

People with chronic conditions are part of the specific risk groups who are more prone to developing severe forms of the disease. Smokers and tobacco users are also at higher risk of COVID-19 infection (source: WHO). Further,…

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