Lithuanian, EU healthmins to discuss vaccination, cancer prevention, other issues

  • 2022-12-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Health Minister Arunas Dulkys is going to Brussels to discuss vaccination, cancer prevention, pharmaceutical regulation and other issues at a meeting of EU health ministers, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

EU ministers are set to discuss social issues such as the improvement of working work conditions, the protection of workers from asbestos, and gender equality. They will also discuss recommendations on nursing, children's education, and the integration of the disabled and long-term unemployed into the labor market.

On Friday, the Council will discuss health-related topics, including the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and the adoption of conclusions on vaccination as the most effective measure against the spread of the disease. Ministers will also make a decision on updated EU-level recommendations for cancer checks.

Dulkys will also take part in a discussion on mental health.