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EPHA: Brave New World: Inclusive Growth and Well-Being or Vested Interests and Lost Generations?

On 4 and 5 September the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) will celebrate 20 years of helping to shape Europe’s public health with its conference Brave New World: Inclusive Growth and Well-Being or Vested Interests and Lost Generations? EPHA is using this milestone as an opportunity to look at how we can foster an EU that is coherent in its decisions, in terms of fostering the health and well-being of people living in Europe.

The conference will take place with high profile keynote speakers including Tonio Borg, Commissioner for Health and Consumers, Paola Testori Coggi, DG SANCO Director General, Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe and Yves Leterme, OECD Deputy Secretary General.

Topics to be discussed include putting people, public health and well-being at the heart of EU policy making; the impact of austerity in public health systems and how to address this; the importance of increasing the efficiency and sustainability of healthcare systems through enhance innovation and research; the economic weight of the health sector for job creation and growth; and the role of good governance to improve national health systems.

The event will also serve to present EPHA’s new Think Tank and the organisation’s Manifesto on the European Parliament elections. For more information, visit the event’s save the date.

Originally posted on 7 June 2013

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