Urge to Act: WBCPC signs Manifesto for policy reform on Continence Health in Europe
Continence health problems are a major health issue impacting patients and their loved ones, national health systems, the economy, the environment and society. The Continence Health Summit brought stakeholders together to work on a common purpose: Underscore the need for action to improve continence health and to provide policymakers with a policy vision that can drive tangible change.
The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition joined 20+ scientific, professional, patient and non-profit organisations and supported the launch of the Manifesto for policy reform on Continence Health in Europe.
The Manifesto for policy reforms calls for concrete policy changes that recognise the importance of patient-centred continence care. There is a concrete call on European and national policymakers to:
- Develop a comprehensive EU continence health strategy
- Give individuals full and equitable access to continence health solutions
- Guarantee access to toileting facilities in public and private spaces
- Improve the number and accessibility of trained healthcare providers
- Find and fund sustainable continence care solutions for health systems
- Support information caregivers
- Understand the interconnections of continence and related health domains
- Improve funding for continence health research
- Run public awareness campaigns
- Encourage public-private partnerships to improve continence health
This manifesto represents the shared goals of all these organisations working together to enhance continence health in Europe.Download the Manifesto