26 May 2020

EU action on health is more urgent than ever, says EU4Health coalition

Together with 16 NGOs, members of EU4Health Coalition, Mental Health Europe is calling on the European institutions and Member States to act now for stronger and more ambitious health policies.

The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated and exposed the vulnerability of our healthcare systems, our societies and our health. 


Severe care disruptions, medicines shortages, health system inadequacy, insufficient and unequal access to healthcare are but a few examples of the challenges affecting millions of people living in Europe. 


To effectively deal with the COVID-19 aftermath, ensure access to care, reduce the damage of future pandemics and tackle shared challenges, a common health policy which would place shared interest above national demands is essential. The EU, however, is currently lacking resources and a strong mandate for action necessary to coordinate a single response.


Shaping the future of health in the EU together has therefore never been more urgent. To this end, members of the EU4Health coalitionwhich Mental Health Europe is part of, have pooled their strengths together in a joint EU4Health statement, calling to act now for a stronger and more ambitious European health policy.


If you wish to endorse our statement please get in touch with Marcin Rodzinka, Advocacy and Policy Officer at Mental Health Europe marcin.rodzinka@mentalhealtheurope.org or sign the petition by clicking on the button below. 


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