European Day for Health Rights

III Congress of Court of Justice for Health Rights

22 November 2014 Palacongressi Rimini (Italy)

On November 22, 2014 in Rimini (Italy), during the III National Congress of the Popular Court of Justice for the Health Right, SIHA has organized the European Day for Health Rights which saw the participation of the highest European institutions, medical-scientific companies and patient organizations from all over Europe.

During the day, three International Advisory Boards have been discussing on issues of strategic importance in the European health policies:

  • Advisory Board on Adherence to treatment;
  • Advisory Board on Pain relief treatments, formed by two working groups, one on Palliative Care and one on Chronic Pain;
  • Advisory Board on Nutrition.

Among the most important results of the European Day for Health Rights, it must be mentioned the “European Charter of the Rights of Citizens over 65 with Chronic Pain” signed by the main European organizations of patients and senior citizens. The Charter was officially submitted to the Italian Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, and to the Chairman of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, and by the latter submitted to the examination of the European Parliament Intergroup on active Aging, intergenerational solidarity and family policies.