European Commission Launches Open Consultation on the EU Role in Global Health

The online consultation will be open for public contribution for two months, closing on 9 December 2009. The purpose is to gather orientations and views from relevant stakeholders regarding the rationale, scope and strategic objectives relating to an EU role in Global health.

The open consultation centres around an issue paper and questionnaire prepared in a cooperation between the European Commission directorates for Public Health, Development Cooperation and Research.  The Issue paper outlines what the Commission views as the main global health challenges today and asks the European Public where they see the added value of European efforts to address these challenges.

The issue paper and questionnaire, as well as access to submited contributions to the open consultation, are available at