Concepts like the multisectoral approach and people-centred health services are turning the healthcare sector upside down, putting people back at the core and breaking silos for implementing cross-sectoral policies.
A different approach to healthcare looping around health needs and expectations of people rather than diseases was touched in an event at the European Parliament, where participants and speakers called for more patient empowerment in the EU health agenda.
Lawmakers must take the chance to strengthen the EU's investment in treatments for poverty related diseases and make the EU a hub for research excellence, writes José Inácio Faria MEP.
EU research and innovation ministers need to increase funding for Horizon Europe and show they are serious about combating poverty-related diseases, says Cécile Vernant.
The European Commission may be planning to hike spending for its flagship research programme, but health and scientific research, particularly into new vaccines, was not one of the winners from the proposal announced on Thursday (7 June).