On 10–12 March, ECDC will participate in the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Parma, Italy. The conference will gather the Ministers of Health and of Environment from the 53 countries in the WHO European Region as well as key partners and experts. The event is organised by the WHO Regional office for Europe and hosted by the Italian government.
The conference plans to assess the progress made since the adoption of the Children’s Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) in 2004. The goal of this action plan is to improve health systems’ performances and their collaboration with other sectors to ensure better environments for children’s health, including the prevention of diseases. The conference aims to set the European agenda on emerging environmental health challenges for years to come.
In a plenary session on 11 March ECDC Acting Director, Professor Karl Ekdahl, will talk about the importance of investing in research when investing in environment and health issues.
On 10 March ECDC Chief Scientist, Professor Johan Giesecke, will chair a workshop launching the ECDC Handbook for National Vulnerability, Impact and Adaptation Assessments on Climate Change and Communicable Diseases.
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For details, visit the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health website