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Need for an integrated approach to healthcare

Written declaration No. 574 | Doc. 13490 | 10 April 2014

- Alexander [The Earl of] DUNDEE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Brian BINLEY, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Sílvia Eloïsa BONET PEROT, Andorra, SOC ; Ms Nunzia CATALFO, Italy, NR ; Mr Igor CHERNYSHENKO, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr James CLAPPISON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr David CRAUSBY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Andreja ČRNAK MEGLIČ, Slovenia, SOC ; Mr Jim DOBBIN, United Kingdom, SOC ; Baroness Margaret EATON, United Kingdom, EDG ; Lady Diana ECCLES, United Kingdom, EDG ; Ms Darina GABÁNIOVÁ, Slovak Republic, SOC ; Sir Roger GALE, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Zbigniew GIRZYŃSKI, Poland, NR ; Mr Nazmi GÜR, Turkey, UEL ; Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ, Spain, SOC ; Ms Stella KYRIAKIDES, Cyprus, EPP/CD ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Robert NEILL, United Kingdom, EDG ; Mr Petrit VASILI, Albania, SOC

In 2013, WHO/UNICEF published an Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) aimed at reducing childhood mortality from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases through integrated healthcare programmes. We welcome this action plan and call for research and development tools to be evolved to help deliver the expectations of GAPPD; pay tribute to the lifesaving work carried out in this context by organisations such as WHO, UNICEF, PATH and WaterAid, as well as public-private partnerships such as the GAVI Alliance.

Having regard to the Millennium Development Goal on reducing child mortality and the Parliamentary Assembly’s Resolution 1975 (2014) Stepping up action against global inequalities: Europe’s contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) process, we call on the national delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly to urge their governments to implement and support the GAPPD with a view to ensuring that an integrated approach becomes the standard for international healthcare policy.