EFPC September presence all around the world: at WHO RC66 in Copenhagen, ICCHNR 2016 Kent conference, EC DG Sante & Social Affairs Brussels & Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress

Statements at WHO Regional Cie meeting in Copenhagen (RC66)

Joint statements of a number of likeminded NGO’s (WONCA, COTEC, EPHA, WFOT, IFMSA, WHPCA, IAHPC, EFMA & EFPC) have been made at the RC66 in Copenhagen: one on "Strengthening People-Centred Health Systems"  and a second on “Refugee and Migrant Health“ . EFPC was represented at the RC66 by Anna Stavdal, Advisory Board member of the EFPC.

EFPC meets with EC DG Sante & DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion:September 15 EFPC representatives Diana Castro Sandoval and Diederik Aarendonk had a meeting with EC DG Sante and DG Social Affairs in Brussels together with the partners from:
Health First Europe (Melina Rasso)
EuroCarers (Stecy Yghemonos)  
European Social Network (John Halloran).
As a result of a letter send in December 2015 to both DG’s and a response March 2016, we were invited to discuss our call for the development of a dedicated and holistic policy on community care.   The discussion focused on the importance of understanding community care and subsequently investing in community care by involving the key-stakeholders within EU member states. The EC representatives, Ms Anika Nowak and Ms Vasiliki Kokkori provided positive feedback and encouraged all of the parties to keep on working towards these objectives. However, since healthcare competences are under sovereignty of each Member State, they are not yet in the position to take the lead in this process. But they left the door open to explore the interest of Member States in community  care in order to make further steps and get support from them.
Executive board members Cagri Kalaca and Sally Kendall represented the EFPC at the ICCHNR International symposium on future of community primary care.  The presentation of Cagri Kalaca about “Understanding complexity, interdependence and fragmentation in Primary Care” was well received

EFPC Chairman Jan De Maeseneer participated at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 23-24 Sep 2016 .He presented two plenary sessions for the primary care forum 2016: "Global Strategies for an Enduring and viable Healthcare system" and "Building the Patient and Community Relationship".