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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Malaria: a persistent health threat that we must face head on

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 April 2015 On World Malaria Day, Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for He[...]

Research Headlines - Leveraging weather forecasts to fight malaria

EU-funded research has significantly boosted understanding of the links between climate, environment and disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. The research is feeding into global efforts to create an early [...]

Primary Immunodeficiencies Diseases

22 April 2015 Primary Immunodeficiencies Diseases (PI): adoption of a European Consensus aimed at providing enhanced access to Immunoglobulins Therapies (Ig) The Council of Europe's newly adopted Res[...]

Primary Immunodeficiencies Diseases

22 April 2015 Primary Immunodeficiencies Diseases (PI): adoption of a European Consensus aimed at providing enhanced access to Immunoglobulins Therapies (Ig) The Council of Europe's newly adopted Res[...]

Events - Physical activity and sedentary behaviour, surveillance and assessment - 14 May 2015, Milan, Italy

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours are closely linked to food intake and dietary behaviour and are linked to many non-communicable diseases. Food intake should therefore almost always be co[...]

Consultation on UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021

The UNAIDS is preparing its Strategy for 2016-2021. In preparation of their strategy, UNAIDS is holding a series of consultations both regional and virtual consultations. The regional consultations f[...]

Regulatory information - EU recommendations for 2015/2016 seasonal flu vaccine composition

EMA annual recommendations are based on WHO observations[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - Tuberculosis

Many people think that tuberculosis is a thing of the past. The reality is that chances are slim that this disease will be eradicated this century. It claimed the lives of 1.5 million people in 2013[...]

Outcomes of CROI 2015 - Review of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, or shortly CROI is an annual gathering of clinical researchers from around the world where they share their latest studies, research and d[...]

Success Stories - Turning the tide in the war against AIDS

The AIDS pandemic has claimed the lives of nearly 40 million people. Another 35 million are living with HIV. Scientists around the world however are getting closer to creating a vaccine that could pr[...]

Each day 1000 people fall sick with tuberculosis in the European Region

An estimated 360 000 Europeans developed tuberculosis (TB) in 2013 - 1000 people on a daily basis. According to new data published today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECD[...]

Workshop on the EU Health Programme actions against Tuberculosis (Riga, 30 March 2015)

The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency implements the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative[...]

EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 02 March 2015 West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries.[...]

WHO/Europe calls for scaled-up vaccination against measles

The WHO Regional Office for Europe calls on policy-makers, health care workers and parents immediately to step up vaccination against measles across age groups at risk. This will help to put an end t[...]

Medical supplies from WHO reach Donetsk as part of UN aid convoy

Several metric tonnes of medical aid procured by WHO reached Donetsk in Ukraine this week as part of the convoy of humanitarian aid delivered by UN agencies. WHO's contribution consisted of HIV and t[...]

Just published: Wound botulism in people who inject heroin in Norway and the United Kingdom

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the EMCDDA released a joint risk assessment on wound botulism among people who inject heroin in Norway and the United Kingdom in Febr[...]

Influenza season underway in WHO European Region

There are increased levels of influenza (flu) activity in 29 Member States of the WHO European Region. As is typical, this year's epidemic started in western countries. Countries have also reported f[...]

Call for Nominations for representation in WHO 2015 ARV guidelines development process

The WHO is revising the consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection. The updated guidelines to be released in December 2015 will update the gu[...]

Meeting of EU Commissioner Andriukaitis and the Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis met representatives of the Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS (CSF) during the [...]

Avian influenza A(H5N8) continues to spread in poultry

New outbreaks have been reported in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.[...]

Lella Cosmaro's Speech at the Rome Conference in November, 2014

Good Morning. Let us remind Martine de Schutter. We, the civil society are the ones who asked for this conference. We are the ones, who have advocated for it since last year. We have been working sin[...]

Best wishes for 2015

The AIDS Action Europe Steering Committe and Executive Office wish you a safe and relaxing festive season and a happy and productive 2015. Thank you for your support in 2014! [...]

Rehabilitation: key to an independent future for children with poliomyelitis in Tajikistan

A WHO disability-rehabilitation team in Tajikistan has worked with representatives of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics to support the rehabilitation of people who contracted pol[...]

H5N8 avian influenza: EFSA assesses entry routes into Europe

Published on: 15 December 2014 H5N8 avian influenza: EFSA assesses entry routes into Europe[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - "Mental health - Let's put plans into action"

The need to include mental health among the first priorities of the public health agenda has been increasingly recognized in Europe over the past decades and has long been a priority of the European[...]

New analysis aids planning for climate change

A detailed picture of European weather patterns over the past decades is now emerging thanks to an EU-funded project to re-analyse historical records. The results will help governments plan for clima[...]

Seasonal influenza vaccines 2014–2015 provide protection against circulating flu viruses

Vaccination against seasonal influenza is particularly important for older people, pregnant women, those with underlying health problems, such as asthma or cardiovascular disease, and health care wor[...]

Brains in the balance: New $11.5M grant fuels University of Michigan Parkinson's disease research center to aid patients

NIH grant creates Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research focused on developing a treatment to prevent falls.[...]


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