Mainstreaming human rights in European policies (HealthEuropa Quarterly, EN)

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted existing systemic issues within long-term care systems across Europe. AGE Platform Europe, the European organisation of and for people aged 50 and over, has reported extensively on breaches in human rights in managing the health, economic, and social crises triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and suggested ways forward to recover from the pandemic while paving the way for a fairer society. […]

AGE is involved in a large-scale pilot project, Pharaon, which implemented teleconsultation and remote health monitoring services due to COVID-19. Teleconsultation was introduced in the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza research hospital in the Apulia region of Italy, in an experimental phase. This ensured that outpatient services could continue to be provided remotely through modern videoconferencing technologies, while fully adhering to existing regulations on data protection.

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