In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has taken initial steps towards forming a European Health Union. Many public health representatives believe that further-reaching measures should follow.
The organisation “Friendship” helps communities in Bangladesh. Its founder Runa Khan is also a supporter of “One Health” – the approach that health of humans, animals and plants is mutually dependent.
Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan takes a comprehensive approach and is designed to noticeably reduce the number of cancer cases in Europe by enabling increased prevention and better detection, diagnosis and treatment.
The current 24 European Reference Networks of the European Union enable medical professionals to exchange knowledge of rare or low-prevalence complex diseases online, and thus improve the treatment of patients.