Proposals: how should one approach the health system in light of the UE 2014-2020 funding program?

Interview for EurActiv.ro with Mrs. Dana Farcasanu, Executive President of The Center for Heath Policies and Services (CPSS)


The health system from Romania is not ready to cope with the demographic trend of an aging population, respectively with the chronic diseases associated with this phenomenon. Additionally, the health infrastructure is inadequate, but investements in this area will not address some serious system problems and need to be seen as means to an end and not an end in themselves. These are just two of the main ideas related to how we should look at health-system financing that have been formulated for EurActiv.ro by Mrs. Dana Farcasanu, Executive President of The Center for Heath Policies and Services (CPSS).

She has offered many examples to support her ideas, among which those situations that “unfortunately, represent the state of things for many poor rural households: a young child with inadequate nutrition, with a poorly educated mother, has an improper health condition from the very beginning. What would then be the use of a hospital with elevator or new termopan windows?”

CPSS is a dialogue partner of the European Funds Ministry within the Advisory Committee for the development of the required documentation for the 2014-2020 financial framework.

Article published by EurActiv: September 23rd, 2013 (http://www.euractiv.ro/uniunea-europeana/articles%7CdisplayArticle/articleID_25473/Propuneri-cum-ar-trebui-abordat-domeniul-sanatatii-in-perspectiva-fondurilor-UE-2014-2020.html