Praksis had the honour to be accepted as a member of the European Alliance for Public Health (EPHA) during the General Assembly that took place in early September in Brussels, where the organization presented its fields of action and challenge, its structures as well as its full potential in Greece.
EPHA is a nucleus for change and improvement of the landscape of public health in Europe, which has as its main target the improvement of public health programs in Europe that can be achieved through the collaboration among organizations of civil society , patient groups as well as health professionals. Furthermore, the vision of EPHA and its associated bodies includes the ongoing ability of health systems to cope with several challenges as well as to facilitate the access of each individual to the aforementioned systems and as a result to benefit the latter in the best way possible. In addition to that, its values is equality and solidarity, sustainability and universality of access, respect to diversity and to proper governance.
EPHA has been the leader of a recent success that included the portfolio’s restoration of the Pharmaceutical Industry from the field of Entrepreneurship (DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) to the field of Health (DG SANCO) inside the Council of Europe. In this way, the person responsible for the issues related to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry is the Commissioner of Health, Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis instead of Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska, the Home Affairs Commissioner , Industry and Entrepreneurship .
More information for the European Alliance for Public Health can be found on www.epha.org