Belgium has chosen to make global health one of the priorities in the area of development during its presidency of the Council of the European Union.
We welcome this strong commitment and invite Belgium to demonstrate its Presidency leadership by taking an ambitious and collective stance on advancing global health equity, leveraging and mobilising funding commitments, and addressing the root causes of health inequalities globally.
To ensure that the Belgian Presidency is successful in delivering concrete and ambitious global health goals, we call on the Presidency to:
- Champion the EU’s leadership in global health
- Go back to basics: strengthen health systems, progress towards Universal Health Coverage and improve health in all policies
- Reaffirm health as a key element of the EU-AU partnership
- Improve the Team Europe approach as an important tool to advancing health