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Commission proposes Community action programme on the prevention of AIDS and other communicable diseases

The European Commission has published a proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision adopting a programme of Community action on the prevention of AIDS and certain other communicable diseases within the framework for action in the field of public health (Article 129...
The European Commission has published a proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision adopting a programme of Community action on the prevention of AIDS and certain other communicable diseases within the framework for action in the field of public health (Article 129 of the Treaty on European Union).

The proposal adopts a Community action programme on AIDS and certain other communicable diseases for a five-year period. It will continue the activities implemented by the "Europe against AIDS" programme, which is expected to be extended for the period 1994-1995.

The programme would implement the following actions:

- Actions on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases:
. Data collection;
. Measures for children and young people;
. Prevention of HIV and STD transmission;
. Social and psychological support and combating discrimination;

- Specific Community measures for certain communicable diseases:
. Actions related to vaccination;
. Creation and development of networks;
. Information, education and training;
. Early detection and systematic screening.

In addition, the Community will encourage cooperation with third countries and with international public health organizations, in particular the World Health Organization. The EFTA countries, in the framework of the EEA Agreement, and the Central and East European countries, with whom the Community has concluded association agreements, may be associated with the programme activities.

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