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Viorica Cursaru – Myeloma Euronet Romania, Romania

"There is a need for minimum standards of health for all EU patients."



Viorica Cursaru
Directia Generala Asistenta si Protectia Copilului
Myeloma Euronet Romania

Ms Cursaru is the president of Myeloma Euronet Romania, an organization founded in 2006 when her late husband Mihai Cursaru was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and worked for the United Nations for 20 years prior to retirement. For the last 10 years, she was actively involved in patients’ advocacy, mainly focusing on health system inequalities within Europe, the need for minimum standards of medical treatment, access to medication and a more patient-oriented policy at EU level.

Presently, Ms Cursaru is a board member of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), an European organization comprising 33 members in 16 European countries. The mission of PAE is to have chronic pain recognized as a disease on its own and, in this respect, it is actively advocating at the European Parliament, EU Health Commission and other European organization.