EU health ministers to promote palliative care, pain therapy

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French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine arrives for the EU Health Ministers informal meeting in Milan, Italy, 22 September 2014.

Ministers also called for more investment in cancer prevention


The European Union (EU) health ministers pledged to further promote the use of palliative care and pain therapy in the EU member states during a two-day informal meeting that concluded in Milan on Tuesday.

The ministers reached a common position on the need to create a "network" ensuring training of professionals and exchange of information, Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin, who chaired the meeting on behalf of the current EU rotating president Italy, told a press conference.

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