Written statement on ‘Advancing public health for sustainable development in the WHO European Region’

 

The 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe will be held this September in Rome. EUPHA together with other organisations which includes the EFPC submitted this written statement to WHO welcoming the decision to place the topic “Advancing public health for sustainable development in the WHO European Region” on the agenda for this meeting.

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the undersigned organisations, European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC), European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA), European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA), International Alliance of Patients Organisations (IAPO), International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF), International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), Public Services International (PSI), Studiorum, The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), and World Federation of Occupational Therapists/Council of Occupational Therapists in European Countries (WFTO/COTEC), welcome the decision to place the topic "Advancing public health for sustainable development in the WHO European Region" on the agenda of the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe. EUPHA and the undersigned organisations strongly support the central thesis of the accompanying paper (EUR/RC68/17), that public health is at the heart of sustainable development.

You can read the complete statement Here