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On 31 March 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a high-level conference on Health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context. The conference brought together distinguished speakers from the EU institutions, academia, civil society and international organisations focusing on health. The debate revolved around how to strengthen public health and healthcare systems, how to ward off future pandemics, what role international cooperation can play in gaining control of the pandemic, how to eliminate health inequalities and how the European Green Deal can contribute to improving people's health. This report sets out the main takeaways from this informative event.
Conference on Health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context