Commissioner Kyriakides in Dublin to discuss ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of the European Health Union
Daily News 09 / 06 / 2022
Source: European Commission Spokesperson's Service
Tomorrow, Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, will be in Dublin, Ireland, as part of the Commission's efforts to provide support to Member States on the management of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the implementation of the European Health Union. The Commissioner will meet with Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health of Ireland, to discuss Ireland’s approach to these key issues. The Commissioner will also visit the St James’ Hospital cancer centre together with Minister Donnelly. She will also deliver a speech to the EPP Women Congress 2022 on ‘The role of women in a strong European Health Union’. Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Kyriakides, said: Building a strong European Health Union in close cooperation with our Member States will ensure that our health systems in the EU are better prepared to address our most pressing common challenges. This means providing them with the support they need to deliver on our key priorities in the area of health, such as the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, while also reinforcing our common preparedness for future health crises. The emergence of new threats such as cases of severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children, the spread of monkeypox in regions where it is not endemic, and the unfolding humanitarian tragedy of Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine, show us just how important this work is for our citizens.