Health policy news

New Public Consultation on Strengthening European Preparedness on Pandemic Influenza. Deadline for submissions: 23 July 2010

Added: Wednesday 9 June 2010

The Treaty provisions on public health provide inter alia that Community action, which shall complement national policies, shall be directed towards improving public health, and prevention of human illnesses and diseases. Specific mention is made of the fight against the major health scourges, by promoting research into their causes, transmission and prevention. The Treaty provides that the Community shall encourage cooperation between the Member States in these areas, and if necessary lend support to their action. It also provides that Member States shall coordinate among themselves in liaison with the Commission their policies and programmes in the above mentioned areas, and that the Commission may take any useful action to promote such coordination.