European experts, patients and country delegations meet for the 3rd “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” conference
Organised by the ENHA, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality
- 33 million adults in Europe are at risk of malnutrition/undernutrition1.
- Patients with chronic diseases who also suffer from disease related malnutrition, require significantly greater resource use, estimated to cost European Healthcare Systems as much as €170 billion each year2.
- Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) supports implementation of nutritional risk screening and good nutritional care across all European countries.
- Full implementation of ONCA will significantly drive quality of care, improve patients’ health and reduce cost.
Madrid, 21 November 2016 – On 21-22 November, over 120 experts, patients and delegations from 15 European countries will meet in Madrid for the 3rd Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) conference, organised by the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Spain.
With the support of the European Parliament in 2010 and the implementation of national initiatives since 2012, the Optimal Nutritional Care for All programme, is designed to substantially decrease disease-related malnutrition (DRM) and undernutrition in the EU and the WHO-EURO countries. It aims to encourage the implementation of national plans and best practices for optimal nutritional care in each European country, bearing in mind that at least 33 million adults in Europe are at risk.