Minister Nicolaescu attends informal meeting in Dublin of EU health ministers

Romania’s Health Minister Eugen Nicolaescu and state secretary with the Health Ministry Adrian Pana on Tuesday attended a debate on childhood obesity and children with complex developmental needs, in the first day of an informal meeting of EU health ministers, the Romanian Health Ministry reports in a press release.

Nicolaescu attended a working breakfast along with the other heads of the participating delegations which theme was the impact of the economic crisis on EU health systems. Discussions revealed important aspects of the public healthcare, including the need to overcome the economic crisis and to provide adequate funding, improving the efficiency of the system components, with emphasis on reducing hospital care cost, and making the participation of local communities in the local healthcare policies more active.

The delegation heads also considered measures that can improve funding the sector as well as the priority development of long-term prevention as an efficient mechanism to improve good health and reduce costs related to getting ill.

Nicolaescu also met his Hungarian counterpart to discuss the latest developments in healthcare reform implementation. The two ministers also identified common fields of expertise and cooperation for an exchange of good practices between the two countries.

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