Eesc Backs New Disease Control Centre
The Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an Opinion at its plenary session on October 29-30 on the proposal to set up a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Rapporteur Adrien Bedossa says that the Commission's July 23 proposal (COM(2003)441 final) is absolutely necessary and will be a boost to the EU's public health policy. However, the opinion questions the Commission's modest estimations in terms of numbers of staff and funding needed.
Mr Bedossa's report takes into account the growing number and changing nature of public health problems, ranging from the SARS epidemic and BSE crisis to asbestos exposure, pollution and global warming. Furthermore, it …
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Publication information: Article title: Eesc Backs New Disease Control Centre. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: European Social Policy. Publication date: November 15, 2003. Page number: 203. © 2009 Europolitics. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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