A few weeks after its online launch, the EPF campaign on Access to Healthcare will be officially presented in the European Parliament in a two-hour meeting of debates on concrete actions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal on Health aiming at Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030.
Co-hosted by MEPs Kateřina Konečná (GUE/NGL, Czech Republic) and Andrey Kovatchev (EPP, Bulgaria), two co-chairs of the Interest Group on Access to Healthcare, the meeting will combine experts’ views on the current situation of access in the EU and real-life testimonials from patients.
Speakers from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Polices, the OECD, European Commission’s DG SANTE, migrants’ support groups and patient organisations will cover the five action areas of the campaign:
1) Providing Quality of Care across the EU
2) Committing to Sustainable Investment in Health
3) Encouraging Affordability of Healthcare Products and Services
4) Ensuring Access to a Holistic Range of Health and Social Services
5) Ending Discrimination Patients Are Facing in Healthcare
“The meeting will offer the opportunity to discuss specific actions to overcome the barriers patients are facing, and come up with avenues for key recommendations on these five policy areas pertinent to universal access”, stated Nicola Bedlington, EPF Secretary General.
Registrations are now closed. You can follow the debates live on Twitter via #Access2030.
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Source: European Patients' Forum