Focus: Europe

Europe and America forge health links

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.400 (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:400
  1. Rory Watson

    The European Union is developing a further dimension to its public health policy this year as it establishes several cooperative ventures with the United States. The green light for the new partnership came at last December's summit in Madrid. Most attention focused on the new political and business agenda being endorsed, but the declaration signed by President Bill Clinton, his European Commission counterpart, Jacques Santer, and the Spanish premier, Felipe Gonzalez, also laid down avenues of cooperation in other areas.

    One of these was in health. The transatlantic partners are now committed to developing and implementing an effective global early warning system and response network to help to fight communicable diseases such as AIDS and the Ebola virus. At the …

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