For the first time since its accession in 2004, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from January to June 2017. Health priorities include Childhood Obesity, HIV, Data for Health and voluntary structured co-operation between Health Systems.
At the Expert Group on European Health Workforce meeting, a presentation was made on the Maltese Presidency 2017 priority on “structured cooperation between countries related to highly specialised healthcare“, where ERNs are mentioned as a structured cooperation between health professionals. Besides, Malta has a long-standing practical experience with structured rare diseases patient mobility, useful for ERNs.
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