WHO Europe and EPHA sign new MoU to strengthen collaboration for better health and well-being in Europe

In a significant step towards promoting health equity and improving people’s health, WHO Europe and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance their partnership. The EPHA, as Europe's leading alliance of nongovernmental organisations advocating for better health for all, will work closely with WHO/Europe to address key health challenges and drive positive change. 

With 80 member organisations representing diverse groups, including civil society organisations, health professionals and public health actors, the EPHA serves as a change agent. It does this by collating its members’ perspectives and facilitating their participation in European policy dialogues. Since its foundation 30 years ago, the EPHA has grown into the largest civil society platform of organizations working together to protect and improve public health in the European Union (EU). In doing so, it aligns with WHO’s European Programme of Work and its goal of achieving the highest possible level of health, sustainable development, and prosperity for all. The newly agreed collaboration between WHO Europe and the EPHA is intended to contribute to WHO/Europe’s initiatives in health promotion, health equity, and investment for health and well-being.