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European states agree to fund six year public health programme

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1444
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    European Union governments have agreed to allocate 280m euros (£172.7m; $241.7m) to help fund a new six year public health programme for their 15 member states.

    The new strategy will concentrate on three main strands, leaving the organisation and delivery of health services and medical care in the hands of national authorities.

    The priorities of the programme are establishing a comprehensive data system on the major determinants of health, such as the consumption of alcohol and tobacco; ensuring that the union is able to handle international health …

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