It is our pleasure and privilege to announce that on April 18 “The Lancet” has published a fundamental and historic statement on Paediatric Primary Care in the Community signed by the whole Executive Committee of the European Academy of Paediatrics - UEMS section of Paediatrics.
It is the first time that a European Paediatric Organization, representing primary, secondary and tertiary care paediatricians , unanimously signs a strong declaration in support of primary care for children ideally provided by paediatricians, where possible, or by other medical staff who must have completed a training period in paediatrics and must work in close and continuous collaboration with paediatricians.
The Executive Committee of the European Academy of Paediatrics- UEMS section of Paediatrics is the first in Europe to assert forcefully in an official document accepted by one of the world leading medical journals the professional role of the Paediatrician in Primary Care Paediatrics in the Community either as a first contact caretaker or as a supervisor of health promotion and medical care activities for children.
The EAP Executive committee will disseminate this document among politicians and opinion leaders confirming the unique and irreplaceable strategic role of the European Academy of Paediatrics - UEMS section of Paediatrics within the European Union and the European Commission in defense of children.
We will be grateful for a possible circulation of the document to the Presidents and members of your Societies and Professional Organizations.
See you in Bratislava and/or in Oslo
On behalf of the EC of the EAP – UEMS SP