At the last face-to-face meeting of the PHC EG it was agreed to meet more often online, to share updates and keep up the good dynamics. This was first such brief online meeting.
Participants from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, WHO and the NDPHS Secretariat discussed the priorities for the Expert Group’s work in the coming years, the WHO presented information about the upcoming Primary Health Care Conference in Astana in October 2023, back-to-back with the meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, and Expert Group’s possible contribution to it.
As usual, experts engaged in lively discussions and many interesting questions have been raised, for example – is dementia a mental or neurological condition?
The Expert Group will meet next time for a short online meeting in May, and for the next face-to-face meeting in Helsinki in September.