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EPHA hosts conference on tackling health inequalities through investing in housing

On January 22, EPHA and the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing held a conference with the European Parliament’s Urban Intergroup on how to tackle health inequalities through investing in housing.

“More than 100 million people in the EU are deprived of proper and decent housing, which is, as the WHO recognises, a source of illness.’’ said Karima Delli MEP (France, Greens/EFA), Vice-President of the EP URBAN Intergroup.

The European Child Safety Alliance presented the 2012 child safety report cards as a case study on how national legislation related to housing can reduce home injuries to children.

EPHA and CECODHAS Housing Europe called on the EU to urge Member States to renew public support to affordable housing and to reinforce the cooperation between public health and affordable housing sector.

They called on EU ministers and member states to propose alternative definitions of public deficits in order to reward future investment in public health and housing.

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Originally posted on 7 February 2013

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