EPHA's calculations on the impact of the financial perspectives on the Health of EU citizens

13/02/2006

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA, member of ECSA) is concerned by the lack of awareness or understanding by key EU-decision-makers about the impact of the budget agreement on health and therefore created a model letter to send to their MEP's, a fact-sheet which gives further details on the situation and the calculations and issued a press release on Avian Flu.

No health, no wealth? The contribution of health towards the Lisbon agenda

February 13, 2006 - The European Public Health Alliance (EuroSafe is a member of EPHA) is concerned by the lack of awareness or understanding by key EU-decision-makers about the impact of the budget agreement on health.

Specifically funding for health and consumer issues was set at just 1% above 2004 figures and frozen for the entire 7 year period. This means that according to some initial calculations the 80 million Euros per year that is currently being spent on these policies will drop to about 37 million Euros. The reality is that spending on Health and Consumer policies will actually be lower in 2007 than in 2004 and every year the value of the budget will be less because it is not adjusted for inflation!

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