Answer to Written Question: Commission actions to complement national policies on the treatment of endometriosis and improve access to treatment for all women in the EU

(Source: European Parliament)



Answer given by Ms Kyriakides

on behalf of the European Commission


The diagnosis and treatment of diseases rests with the Member States’ national health systems. This is also the case for decisions relating to recognition of diseases and reimbursement policies.

In this context, the Commission supports Member States, complementing and coordinating action in various ways and through a range of policies. The EU4Health Programme[1], which aims to improve and foster health in the Union, will support and complement the Member States in their efforts to strengthen their health systems and enhance access to quality, patient-centred healthcare, including reinforcing the healthcare workforce and by supporting integrated work among Member States.

The Commission addresses non-communicable diseases in particular through the upscaling and implementation of best practices[2]. The selection of best practices for implementation is done by the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases[3].




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