WHO/Europe and EPHA Sign New MoU to Strengthen Collaboration for Better Health and Wellbeing in Europe

EPHA, as Europe’s leading NGO alliance advocating for better health for all, will work closely with WHO/Europe to address key health challenges and drive positive change.

New evidence shows consumers’ diets heavily influenced by food sector

Who decides what you eat: new report explores what’s secretly influencing consumer diets. The way foods are presented and choices framed needs to change to make sustainable healthy diets easy.

The Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 Emissions Standards: why biofuels will continue to harm European health

Heavy vehicles, such as buses and trucks, make up 2% of road vehicles in the EU, but contribute 28% of carbon emissions from road transport. They exert a disproportionate effect on transport emissions in Europe (and by extension, also public health and environmental health), making the sector in need of revision.

Climate change, antimicrobial resistance, and access to medicines: some of the most pressing issues in Europe

Although the proposed actions that the European Union Global Health Strategy hopes to achieve are ambitious, they do not fully address the extent of the health challenges that Europe and neighbouring countries will face.

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Aug 25, 2023

Being the Voice – EPHA’s Milka Sokolović attends the inaugural meeting of the WHO Civil Society Steering Committee

Politics and Health | EPHA News

June 22, 2023

Society should provide a fair platform for all citizens to reach good health

Health Equity | Social Determinants of Health

June 7, 2023

EPHA’s priorities to strengthen public health across the EU ahead of the 2024 European elections

Politics and Health | Europe and Health

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EPHA advocates for better health in Europe! We bring together public health civil society organisations, including health professionals and patient and disease groups. Together with this unique and diverse membership, we are working to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.

Our Policy Clusters

Healthy Environments

We advocate for the creation of environments that enable people to live healthy, flourishing lives and prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Healthcare Delivery

Working towards better and affordable medicines for all by improving the current pharmaceutical business model.


Equitable policies provide everyone with the opportunity to live a healthy and prosperous life. At EPHA, we advocate they leave no one behind. 

Health Systems and Economy

We advocate for sustained investments in health, supporting and reaffirming the vision of health as a value in itself and a precondition for economic prosperity.

Global Public Health

Through a multi-sectoral ‘One Health’ approach, this cluster aims to respond to cross-border health threats such as air pollution and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 

Digital Transformation

Advocating for inclusive digital health policies, empowering citizens by improving their digital health literacy, and for ethical use of AI and patient health data. 

Politics and Health

This cluster focuses on policymaking processes at the European level, as well as (health) civil society involvement in these processes. 

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EPHA’s advocacy for better health in Europe spans a wide spectrum of public health topics, which are divided into thematic policy clusters. 

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September 27, 2023

Health diplomacy at a crossroads

Global health diplomacy becomes central to health governance at global, regional and at country level,...

September 12, 2023

Empower Health: People, Politics, Possibilities • EPHA 30th Anniversary Conference

Thirty years ago the European Public Health Alliance was formed and the EU Treaty first...

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