New European Parliament’s subcommittee on public health agrees a priority on NCDs

The newly created European Parliament’s sub-committee on public health (SANT), chaired by MEP Arlukowicz, has defined priorities for its mandate.

The committee will be developing an own-initiative report on chronic non-communicable diseases; and will convene a hearing on chronic disease prevention.

Other priorities of the committee include:

  • Own Initiative report on Joint Procurement of medicines
  • Own Initiative report on Mental Health
  • Implementation report on Nutrition and Health Claims Directive
  • Oral question to Commission on Anti-Microbial Resistance

ECDA welcomes the committee’s decision and congratulates MEPs for making NCDs a priority of their work. ECDA will work closely with them, offering expertise to support the work of the European Parliament to improve the response to chronic diseases in Europe.