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20 July 2018

Commission Staff Working Document on Combatting HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis: sustained effort needed to meet 2030 Global Goal

On 20 July 2018, the European Commission published a staff working document on combatting HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis in the European Union and neighbouring countries. The document is an overview of EU policy initiatives and activities to help Member States meet the Global Sustainable Development Goal of ending the AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics by 2030 and to fight hepatitis and other communicable diseases.

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20 July 2018

"Enhancing information provision to patients": Study on cross-border healthcare published

Patients in Europe are still generally unaware of their rights and the possibility to access health services in other EU Member States, as well as of the existence of National Contact Points (NCPs) to help them exercise their rights under the Cross-border Healthcare Directive. These are the results of the study “Enhancing information provision to patients”, funded under the Third Health Programme and published on 20 July 2018.

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19 July 2018

Health-EU Newsletter

Special Edition - Scientific Committees

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5 July 2018

Commission to present EU action at the AIDS International Conference

The 22th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) takes place from 23 to 27 July in Amsterdam. Chafea Health Unit is organising a series of events to promote the EU Health Programme results, in close collaboration with the Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety and Directorate General for Research and Innovation and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) to showcase results of past and ongoing actions in this field. You are invited to participate in the Health Programme satellite symposium.

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19 July 2018

The Commission establishes Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases

The Steering Group helps the Member States reach the Sustainable Development Goals related to health and to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases.

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5 July 2018

Health-EU Newsletter

The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+)

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3 July 2018

eHAction kickoff meeting – the 3rd Joint Action to support the eHealth Network

The Joint Action (JA) was kicked off with several presentations by the coordinator and the work packages (WP) leaders. These presentations were followed by a very engaging exercise lead by Jürgen Wehnert.

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3 July 2018

Joint Initiative on health and sustainable food systems between the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety and the Austrian Presidency

Interested parties are invited to submit examples of practices that contribute to healthy and sustainable food systems by 31 August 2018. The stakeholders who submit those practices assessed as "best" will be invited to present them during the Austrian Presidency conference on “People’s food – people’s health. Towards healthy and sustainable European Food Systems” in Vienna, on 22-23 November 2018.

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28 June 2018

Rare Diseases joint action final conference in Paris - 28 June 2018

The three year joint action on rare diseases (RD-ACTION) funded under the EU 3rd Health Programme is organising a final conference with more than 60 participants. The products delivered are instrumental to the transfer of European Council recommendations into national policies, in particular in the case of codification of rare diseases and to the successful implementation of the European Reference Networks.

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25 June 2018

Health Programme new call for tenders published!

Call for tender n° Chafea/2017/Health/31 concerning a feasibility study for a monitoring system on reformulation initiatives for salt, sugars and fat

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21 June 2018

New Joint Action on e-Health

On 21 June the Portuguese Minister of Health Adalberto Campos Fernandes launched the first meeting of a new Joint Action on e-health, which took place in the context of the 2nd Lisbon eHealth summer week. The JA will contribute to integrate eHealth into health policy and align eHealth investments with health requirements, thus improving healthcare with the use of ICT.

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21 June 2018

Health-EU Newsletter

The Best Practice Portal

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20 June 2018

Consumers: Ex-Ante Publicity

Negotiated procedure for middle value contract on products testing for the "Joint online market surveillance project during the Christmas campaign”.

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