WHO and European Commission monitor progress


On 20 February, representatives of the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Health and Consumers – Dr Andrzej Rys, Director, Health Systems and Products; Mr Sylvain Giraud and Dr Canice Nolan of the Strategy and International Unit – visited WHO/Europe to discuss future collaboration within the context of the joint declaration signed by WHO/Europe and the EC in 2010. The agenda for the discussion also included preparations for the next meeting of senior officials of the EC and WHO.

Since signing the 2010 declaration to strengthen policy dialogue and technical cooperation on public health, Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, has held regular meetings with representatives of the Directorate-General to continue discussion and monitor progress towards achieving their commitments.