Europe’s health deserves the EU’s attention: Investing in chronic disease prevention and management

Several MEPs joined by the European Chronic Disease Alliance launched a manifesto calling on the European Commission to recognise health as an objective in its own right in its 2019-2024 strategy, with specific targets on chronic diseases; and to allocate the necessary human and financial resources and scale up related investment to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The manifesto outlines four priority actions to deliver on the SDGs in the EU and to ensure robust, effective and innovative EU leadership in health.

It is currently supported by: Dr. Cristian-Silviu Bușoi MEP, Mr José Inácio Faria MEP, Ms Karin Kadenbach MEP, Ms Kateřina Konečná MEP, Mr Miroslav Mikolášik MEP, Mr Aldo Patriciello MEP, Mr Alojz Peterle MEP, Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Ms Daciana Sârbu MEP, Ms Christel Schaldemose MEP, the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), the European Association Working for Carers (Eurocarers) and the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) Group.

For more information on the recommendations, please refer to the background document here.

To support the manifesto, please contact the ECDA Secretariat at: info@alliancechronicdiseases.org


Towards the SDGs: What place for chronic diseases in the EU agenda post 2019?

Hosted by MEP Karin Kadenbach (S&D, Austria), MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, Finland) and MEP Daciana Sârbu (S&D, Romania)

The event gathered the health and non-health sectors to discuss EU action on chronic diseases and how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the UN High-Level meeting on NCDs taking place in September 2018 and the changing EU leadership in 2019.

It launched a Manifesto for the recognition of health as an objective in its own right in the European Commission 2019-2024 strategy, with specific objectives on chronic diseases and targeted investment to deliver on the UN SDGs.

The programme of the meeting is available here.

Read the post-event communication here and the summary event report here.

For more information, please email at info@alliancechronicdiseases.org


Europe’s health deserves the EU’s attention: Investing in chronic disease prevention and management

Several MEPs joined by the European Chronic Disease Alliance launched a manifesto calling on the European Commission to recognise health as an objective in its own right in its 2019-2024 strategy, with specific targets on chronic diseases; and to allocate the necessary human and financial resources and scale up related investment to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The manifesto outlines four priority actions to deliver on the SDGs in the EU and to ensure robust, effective and innovative EU leadership in health.

It is currently supported by: Ms Karin Kadenbach MEP, Ms Kateřina Konečná MEP, Mr Aldo Patriciello MEP, Mr Alojz Peterle MEP, Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Ms Daciana Sârbu MEP, the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), the European Association Working for Carers (Eurocarers) and the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) Group.

For more information on the recommendations, please refer to the background document here.

To support the manifesto, please contact the ECDA Secretariat at: info@alliancechronicdiseases.org