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European Union puts health at centre of new policy

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6943.1530 (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1530
  1. R Watson

    The European Union (EU) is moving into health promotion as part of its new public health strategy under powers set out in the Maastricht Treaty. The basis of the new five year programme devised by the European Commission after consultation with the medical profession, international organisations, and national authorities is a 43 page document sent this month to EU governments and the European parliament for their approval.

    “This document is not the be all and end all, but we believe that it can be a catalyst for action. It …

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