The well-being and lives of citizens, the prosperity and stability of societies and sustainable economies call for a global approach towards health. The EU Global Health Strategy, adopted in November 2022, represents a new way to address health challenges at the global level, in a changing world.

The EU Global Health Strategy replaces the 2010 EU global health policy and puts forward three priorities to deal with global health challenges:

  • deliver better health and well-being of people across the life course;
  • strengthen health systems and advance universal health coverage;
  • prevent and combat health threats, including pandemics, applying a One Health approach.

The EU will contribute to shaping a new global health order by:

  • robust global governance in a complex geopolitical environment;
  • international partnerships on health;
  • Leveraging the Team Europe approach;
  • More effective funding by promoting innovative finance, pooling of resources internationally, and co-investment.

The strategy represents the external dimension of the European Health Union, which protects the well-being of Europeans and the resilience of their health systems. It is also a key component of Global Gateway, which builds partnerships of equals based on joint responsibly.