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Member States should take swift action to fully implement ICD-11 in national health systems

Written declaration No. 693 | Doc. 14981 | 03 October 2019

Ms Violeta TOMIĆ, Slovenia, UEL ; Ms Ann-Britt ÅSEBOL, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Ms Petra BAYR, Austria, SOC ; Mr Fourat BEN CHIKHA, Belgium, SOC ; Mr Goran BEUS RICHEMBERGH, Croatia, ALDE ; Ms Margreet De BOER, Netherlands, SOC ; Ms Pero DÜNDAR, Turkey, UEL ; Ms Ruth GOÑI, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Zita GURMAI, Hungary, SOC ; Ms Gabriela HEINRICH, Germany, SOC ; Mr Andrej HUNKO, Germany, UEL ; Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW, Sweden, UEL ; Mr František KOPŘIVA, Czech Republic, ALDE ; Mr Christophe LACROIX, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Eva LÓPEZ, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Killion MUNYAMA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph O'REILLY, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Mr Thomas PRINGLE, Ireland, UEL ; Ms Petra STIENEN, Netherlands, ALDE ; Mr Manuel TORNARE, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Feleknas UCA, Turkey, UEL ; Mr Mustafa YENEROĞLU, Turkey, NR

We, the undersigned, declare the following:

After nearly a decade of dedicated, expert review and research-based revision, the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11) was approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Unfortunately, several States have indicated that they do not intend to implement ICD-11 for years or even decades. This delay exposes the most marginalised to continued gaps in their right to health, and harms health care systems throughout the continent and globally.

We call upon Council of Europe member States to swiftly implement the full revised version of the ICD and promote the right to the highest standards of health for all.