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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Volume 529: debated on Monday 13 June 2011

The Health Council met on 6 June in Luxembourg. Andy Lebrecht, deputy permanent representative to the EU, represented the UK.

Council conclusions were adopted on:

The European pact for mental health and well-being: results and future action;

Successes and challenges of European childhood immunisation and the way forward;

Towards modern, responsive and sustainable health systems; and innovation in the medical device sector.

The Commission provided an update on:

Progress of the proposals on information to the general public on medicinal products;

The active and healthy ageing partnership; and

The forthcoming evaluation of the EU health programme and the EU health strategy.

The Commission provided an update on the recent E. coli outbreak and the actions being taken to control it. There was also a discussion on the public health dimension of migration from the middle east and north Africa.