On 26 August, the WHO Regional Office for Europe launched the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.
The scope of the Pan-European Commission is to revisit policy priorities within the context of pandemics. With the aim of establishing consensus on these proposals, the Pan-European Commission endeavours to frame health and social care as key societal and political priorities for sustainable development and social cohesion across 53 Member States in the Euro Region.
The Commission’s first deliverable shall be a comprehensive report finalised by September 2021. With the support of a Scientific Advisory Board, the document shall comprise a series of reviewed evidence submitted by researchers, allied health care professionals and scientific communities in the pan-European region
This initiative aims to assess the various health system responses regarding the fight against COVID-19 and propose recommendations to bolster their resilience.