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Press Release - Focusing on organ donation and transplantation
09.07.2012, 15:26 (CET)
The important issues of organ donation and transplantation, as well as cross-border health threats with particular reference to communication strategies in crisis situations, will be at the top of the agenda as the EU’s Health Ministers hold their Informal Meeting under the Cyprus Presidency. The meeting, which will also be attended by the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, Mr. John Dalli, takes place on July 10 and 11, at the 'Filoxenia' Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia).

During the first day of the meeting, the Ministers of Health will have in depth discussions on the issue of the organ donation and transplantation, which constitutes one of the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency in the area of health. The ministers will exchange views on the specific areas of living donation and cross-border exchange of organs for transplantation.

On Wednesday July 11, the discussion will focus on cross border health threats with emphasis on communication strategies during crisis situations. The issue of wider cooperation between the EU and its neighbouring countries when it comes to early identification of potential incidents and their effective management will also be subject to discussion.

Finally, during the working lunch of July 10, the Commission will hold a presentation on the Action Plan on EU Health Workforce. The Action Plan is aimed at improving health and providing better access to healthcare for all and has been adopted as part of the Commission Communication Employment Package ‘Towards a job-rich recovery’. The briefing will be followed by a discussion and exchange of views on the issue.

Presidency Spokesperson in Cyprus
Costas Yennaris



Email: cyennaris@cy2012eu.gov.cy
Mobile: +357 99400234
Chief Health Officer
Olga Kalakouta

Ministry of Health
European Affairs Unit Coordinator
Email: okalakouta@moh.gov.cy
Telephone: +35722605323
Communications Officer
Demetris Constantinou

Ministry of Health

Email: dconstantinou@pio.moi.gov.cy
Telephone: +35722605386

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