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European public health funding is cut back

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1291
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission has been forced to cut back its public health programme over the next seven years, after receiving just a little over a third of the funding it had originally asked for.

    The cutback could affect individual public health projects funded by the commission, and it has forced the commission to drop its plans to introduce measures to tackle individual diseases in member countries.

    However, plans to promote cooperation among countries' health systems will still go ahead, although in a watered down …

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