Sub-committee to influence EU global health policy

The sub-committee aims to strengthen the European voice in global health governance. The European Union will need to improve its capacity for analysis and dialogue on global health challenges at national, regional and international levels.

‘EU’s leading role in international trade, global environmental governance and in development aid, as well as its values and experience of universal and equitable quality healthcare give it strong legitimacy to act on global health.’

Upcoming teleconference:

  • Session at World Health Summit Berlin on Ensuring the effectiveness of EU expenditure on Global Health on October 25th from 12:00 – 13:00.
  • Seminar on effectiveness of EU health-related aid, February 6th or 7th (tbd), Brussels

Communications

In 2011, the European Commission issued a Green Paper to stimulate discussion about the EU’s research and innovation strategy. EAGHA responded through the sub-committee and submitted a response entitled Response to the Green Paper Consultation From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation.

Policy Briefs/Articles by EAGHA Members

Nutrition Advocacy: Building Opportunities in Europe

Presentations from Workshop: Towards shared principles for assessment and reporting the health impacts of development aid: Consultative workshop organised jointly by ASPHER/EAGHA, the European Commission Development Cooperation – Europe Aid and The Lancet Brussels, Belgium, February 6th, 2012

“Towards shared principles for assessment and reporting the health impacts of development aid” was a consultative workshop organised jointly by ASPHER/EAGHA, the European Commission Development Cooperation – Europe Aid and The Lancet. It took place in Brussels, Belgium on February 6th, 2012.

Even though the metric of “lives saved” is widely used, it has shortcomings such as the risk of double-count. Moreover, the impact on underlying health systems is sometimes overlooked. The workshop aimed to lay the foundation of international agreement on good practices in reporting health impact. Features of a suitable system were outlined and possible next steps were discussed. You can learn more in the Final report from workshop by Nour Ataya (EHESP School of Public Health, France).