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FIRST CONFERENCE ON HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN THE NEW EU MEMBER STATES: POLICY MAKERS AND PATIENTS – CREATING THE CHANGE

Entitled “Policy Makers and Patients – creating the change”, the conference took place on the 20-21 September 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The two-day discussions were organized in the Military Club and the Radisson Blu Hotel. For a first time, a conference addressed the challenge of health inequalities in the Southeastern region from the specific perspective of European and national policy makers as well as patients from the 15 new EU member states, alongside candidate and acceding countries. The event was initiated and organised by the Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO) with the collaboration of the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and under the patronage of Mrs. Desislava Atanasova, Minister of Health of Bulgaria and Dr. Andrey Kovatchev, MEP.

In the upper left corner you can find:
  • PROGRAMME of the Conference
  • Brief resume of the SPEAKERS
  • Conference GALLERY
  • RESOLUTION adopted at the end of the conference by the participants to demonstrate commitment and affirm readiness to tackle health inequalities in the new EU Member States and candidate countries.
  • NEXT STEPS
The conference is a first step taken towards creating and implementing a comprehensive, continuous and economically efficient strategy for tackling health inequalities in the new EU Member States and candidate countries. The Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO) and the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) will continue to support the fight against health inequalities with an in-depth survey among patients’ organisations to ensure up-to-date and concrete data on the realities for patients.