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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.

Ebola outbreak: EMA to review experimental medicines to support treatment decisions    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started to review available information on Ebola treatments currently under development.[...]

Harvoni recommended for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C    europa.eu

Growing number of treatment options improve patients' chances of longer and healthier lives[...]

5th ESWI Influenza Conference highlights benefits of vaccination    epha.org

The fifth international influenza conference organised by EPHA member the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI) took place in Riga on 14-17 September. A number of plenary and 'science[...]

President Barroso joins Obama and Ban Ki Moon in the fight against Ebola and announces additional 30 million euros for humanitarian aid    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission President President High-level meeting on Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak New [...]

[Press release] France is on the right track in the fight against tobacco epidemic in Europe    epha.org

September 25 2014, Brussels - Today, the French government outlined new legislation (1) to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes following Ireland (2) and the UK's recent initiatives (3). I[...]

Mefloquine not recommended as alternative drug for malaria prevention treatment in pregnancy    edctp.org

The results of two large randomised controlled trials conducted in Africa that tested mefloquine, a drug for malaria prevention in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant women, were published in the [...]

Proceedings of the EDCTP stakeholder meeting on capacity development published    edctp.org

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) published its report of the Stakeholder meeting on capacity development. The meeting was held in Berlin, Germany, on 3 July[...]

Hepatitis C: Sit in of European patients to request access to new medicines, on occasion of the informal meeting of European Health Ministers in Milan    aidsactioneurope.org

September 22nd, 2014 In support of the Call to EU Ministers of Health and CEOs of Abbvie, BMS, Gilead, Janssen and Merck/MSD regarding Universal Access to Curative Hepatitis C Treatment in the EU an [...]

Research Headlines - Stem cells use 'first aid kits' to repair damage    europa.eu

Neural stem cells - master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell - are able to generate mini 'first aid kits' and transfer them to immune cells. This is the result of a study published t[...]

Success Stories - The eaves of death for malaria mosquitoes    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have developed three new tools to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes. They are now working to bring their low-cost innovations to market quickly a boost to the global battle again[...]

New resource for educators: Student worksheets: Stamping out AIDS!    xplorehealth.eu

Worksheets for pupils | Towards AIDS eradication The activities we propose will help you to explore what the scientific community is doing to beat HIV infection, a pandemic currently affecting more [...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Research into a HIV vaccine    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Research into a HIV vaccine Experimental protocol: Research into a HIV vaccine By following this protocol, you can take part in research to develop a vaccine that could[...]

New resource for educators: Discussion games: HIV and AIDS    xplorehealth.eu

Game to engage in a dialogue | Towards AIDS eradication In this debating game, young people get the chance to discuss ways to prevent HIV, who has access to treatment and how to overcome the stigma [...]

New resource for educators: Student worksheets: Toward a malaria-free world    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Student worksheets: Toward a malaria-free world Worksheets for pupils | Toward a malaria-free world We invite you to find out all about malaria and some of the lines of research currently und[...]

New resource for educators: Discussion games: PlayDecide: Malaria    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Discussion games: PlayDecide: Malaria Game to engage in a dialogue | Toward a malaria-free world Malaria is a common parasitic disease transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes. Three b[...]

New resource for educators: Experimental protocol: Investigate the malaria vaccine    xplorehealth.eu

Home › Experimental protocol: Investigate the malaria vaccine Experimental protocol: Investigate the malaria vaccine Experiment protocol | Toward a malaria-free world By following this protocol, you[...]

Contributions invited to develop global action plan on antimicrobial resistance    who.int

WHO is leading the development of a global action plan to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as requested by the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly in May 2014.[...]

IAC 2014. “AIDS Action Europe: challenges, changes and perspectives”    aidsactioneurope.org

Dear members of the AIDS Action Europe, colleagues and friends, On behalf of the AIDS Action Europe Steering Committee and Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe, we would like to invite you to participate at the meeti[...]

Success Stories - New tools to fight tuberculosis and other chronic infections    europa.eu

A groundbreaking European research project focused on tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment has developed potentially life-saving novel drug candidates and new diagnostics for the condition.[...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: mother-to-child transmission    who.int

Mother-to-child transmission accounted for just 1% of new cases of HIV infection reported in 2012. In September 2014, WHO/Europe will report on progress in implementing the European Action Plan for H[...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: mother-to-child transmission    who.int

Mother-to-child transmission accounted for just 1% of new cases of HIV infection reported in 2012. In September 2014, WHO/Europe will report on progress in implementing the European Action Plan for H[...]

Czech Republic should improve primary care and prevention to reduce chronic disease, says OECD    oecd.org

Strengthening primary health care and prevention programmes would help stem the growing tide of diabetes and other chronic health conditions in the Czech Republic, according to a new OECD report.[...]

Training to improve HIV Prevention in Europe    aidsactioneurope.org

Quality Action is a unique EU- wide project that aims to increase the effectiveness of HIV prevention in Europe. It promotes quality assurance (QA) and quality improvement (QI) tools that are adapted[...]

Upcoming EU HIV/AIDS Civil Society Meeting in Luxemburg    aidsactioneurope.org

On 8 and 9 July 2014, the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum (CSF) will have its 19th meeting in Luxemburg. The CSF, an informal advisory body established in 2005 by the European Commission to facilitate t[...]

New Host Organisation for AIDS Action Europe    aidsactioneurope.org

For over ten years, STI AIDS Netherlands hosted the European network AIDS Action Europe and provided organisational and financial support. Time for a change, and the board of STI AIDS Netherlands, in[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends approval of Daklinza in chronic hepatitis C    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Daklinza (daclatasvir) in combination with other medicines[...]

14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (Luxembourg, 17-18 June 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - 14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionLuxembourg, 17-18 June 2014   [...]

Finding new ways to combat pregnancy-associated malaria    europa.eu

Malarial infections during pregnancy can be a particular problem in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a widespread hazard to human health. Such infections can bring serious complications [...]

Research Headlines - Fighting Hepatitis B and liver cancer in West Africa    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers are identifying and treating patients with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) in West Africa with the aim of reducing their risk of dying from liver cancer. The researchers are also develo[...]

EFSA Scientific Colloquium N°20: Whole Genome Sequencing of food-borne pathogens for public health protection    europa.eu

Published on: About 90 leading scientists, representatives of international and European organisations and national food safety authorities gathered in Parma, Italy, to discuss the use of the whole g[...]

AIDS Action Europe at EU meeting on HIV/AIDS in Athens    aidsactioneurope.org

On 12 and 13 June, the European Commission organised a meeting in Athens that was specifically dedicated to the EU contribution to reinforced prevention and improved care in times of HIV epidemic res[...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: sexual transmission of HIV    who.int

In September, WHO/Europe will report on progress in implementing the European Action Plan for HIV/AIDS 2012-2015. Each month until then, it highlights a specific area of the Action Plan, focusing in [...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: sexual transmission of HIV    who.int

Sexual transmission of HIV occurs through heterosexual contact and among men who have sex with men. Unprotected anal or vaginal sex puts people at greater risk of HIV.[...]

UN NCD Review: 10-11 July 2014    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Please contact UICC for any questions The high level meeting will r[...]

Trending science: A GM mosquito to eradicate malaria    europa.eu

A new technique developed by researchers on the genetic modification of mosquitoes may make a vital contribution to eradicating malaria. Malaria kills more than 1 million people each year. The new te[...]

State aid: Commission adopts new rules facilitating public support for research, development and innovation    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 May 2014 The European Commission has adopted new rules that will facilitate the granting of aid measures by Member States in support of research, develo[...]

Proceedings of the EDCTP Stakeholder meeting on HIV/AIDS published    edctp.org

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) published the report of its Stakeholder meeting on HIV/AIDS today. The meeting was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 3-4 Septemb[...]

HIV clinical trials PROMISE-PEP and 2LADY: results presented at CROI 2014    edctp.org

Today, the ANRS held a press conference to highlight results from several studies presented at CROI 2014, among which were two EDCTP cofunded clinical trials, PROMISE-PEP and 2LADY.[...]

World Tuberculosis Day 2014: Reaching the missing 3 million    edctp.org

Every year 9 million people contract tuberculosis (TB). Of these nine million people, approximately 3 million are [...]

World Malaria Day 2014: ‘Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria’    edctp.org

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014, the World Health Organization calls on all to continue investing in the future and defeat malaria which still kills an estimated 627 000 people every year, [...]

European Union approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the Council of the European Union in its meeting on Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) has approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & D[...]

Proceedings of the EDCTP Stakeholder meeting on HIV/AIDS published    edctp.org

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) published the report of its Stakeholder meeting on HIV/AIDS today. The meeting was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 3-4 Septemb[...]

World Tuberculosis Day 2014: Reaching the missing 3 million    edctp.org

Every year 9 million people contract tuberculosis (TB). Of these nine million people, approximately 3 million are [...]

HIV clinical trials PROMISE-PEP and 2LADY: results presented at CROI 2014    edctp.org

Today, the ANRS held a press conference to highlight results from several studies presented at CROI 2014, among which were two EDCTP cofunded clinical trials, PROMISE-PEP and 2LADY.[...]

World Malaria Day 2014: ‘Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria’    edctp.org

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014, the World Health Organization calls on all to continue investing in the future and defeat malaria which still kills an estimated 627 000 people every year, [...]

European Union approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the Council of the European Union in its meeting on Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) has approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & D[...]

Media Cluster Meeting on HIV/AIDS (Athens, 12-13 June 2014) - Organised by Chafea    europa.eu

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

Trending science: Researchers use HIV to fight HIV    europa.eu

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, almost 75 million people have been infected with the virus and about 36 million people have died of HIV. In 2012, a total of 29 000 new cases of HIV were repo[...]

Progress fighting the AIDS epidemic in Ukraine under pressure    aidsactioneurope.org

According to the results of the All-Ukrainian network of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH), Ukraine for the first time has achieved considerable progress in counteracting HIV/AIDS epidemic. New AIDS[...]

2nd meeting of the HTA Network, Brussels, 7 April 2014 - Final minutes available    europa.eu

European Commission -   Agenda Agenda Minutes   [...]

World Health Assembly closes: resolution on antimicrobial resistance approved    who.int

The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly closed on Saturday 24 May 2014, after adopting more than 20 resolutions on public health issues of global importance.[...]

Success Stories - A new weapon in the battle against malaria    europa.eu

Through the work of the EU-funded NanoMal project, a new robust, handheld diagnostic device, known as Q-POC has entered the malaria arena.[...]

Global Health Policy Forum, Brussels, 12 June 2014 - Draft agenda available    europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 12 June 2014 [...]

World Health Assembly, day 4: proposals on coordination of noncommunicable disease response    who.int

The World Health Assembly approved proposals to improve global coordination of efforts to address noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancers, heart disease and stroke. It also approved a resolut[...]

Research Headlines - Breaking the Hepatitis C lifecycle    europa.eu

Cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer are just some of the many life-threatening conditions caused by the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Unlike Hepatitis A and B there is no vaccine, and although new t[...]

Childhood obesity and tuberculosis on agenda on first day of World Health Assembly    who.int

The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, WHO's annual global meeting of ministers and senior health officials, opened on 19 May 2014.[...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: HIV transmission through injecting drug use    who.int

Opioid substitution therapy is one of the best ways to prevent HIV transmission among people who inject drugs. Integrating such therapy with HIV treatment and care is key to addressing the HIV epidem[...]

Latest updates on AIDS 2014    aidsactioneurope.org

In less than three months the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) to be held in Melbourne, Australia, from July 20-25, will bring together representatives of science, civil society, commun[...]

WHO calls on governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases    eurocare.org

Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today.[...]

Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance reports progress and outcomes of 17 recommendations    europa.eu

The European Commission and the US Department of Health and Human Services have published today a progress report of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR).[...]

Regional Director presents progress against and challenges of HIV/AIDS in European Region    who.int

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, addressed the participants in the Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECAAC 2014), held in Moscow, Russian Federation[...]

European Union approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the Council of the European Union in its meeting on Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) has approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & D[...]

5th Meeting of the eHealth Network, Athens, 13 May 2014 - Agenda available    europa.eu

European Commission -   Agenda and minutes Agenda [...]

Scientific guideline: Draft concept paper on viral safety of plasma-derived medicinal products with respect to hepatitis E virus, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Viral safety of plasma-derived medicinal products needs to be kept under review as viruses are identified that can be present in the plasma starting material. Initiating action with a workshop will p[...]

European HIV Legal Forum meets in Amsterdam    aidsactioneurope.org

One of the projects of AIDS Action Europe is the European HIV Legal Forum (EHLF). The project was born a couple of years ago at a seminar on HIV and the Law, which was organised by AIDS Action Europe[...]

Russian annexation of Crimea threatens drug users    aidsactioneurope.org

The Russian occupation in the Crimea has far reaching consequences for over 800 people who inject drugs and benefit from Needle exchanges and Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) therapy. Participating [...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: progress on testing and counselling    who.int

In September, WHO/Europe will report on progress in implementing the European Action Plan for HIV/AIDS 2012-2015. Each month until then, we highlight a specific area of the Action Plan - beginning wi[...]

World Malaria Day 2014: ‘Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria’    edctp.org

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014, the World Health Organization calls on all to continue investing in the future and defeat malaria which still kills an estimated 627 000 people every year, [...]

Malaria: great progress towards, but persistent threat of imported cases and reintroduction    who.int

The WHO European Region aims to interrupt the transmission of malaria and eliminate the disease by 2015.[...]

Keeping Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) on the radar screen, year-round    epha.org

The global problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) demands the continuous attention of the public health community beyond the annual focus of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day. EPHA is committe[...]

Ebola traveller advice leaflet published by European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (available in all EU languages)    europa.eu

European Commission - Latest update: 22.04.2014 According to Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross border health threats, the EU Member States consult each ot[...]

New publication: Eliminating measles and rubella. Framework for the verification process in the WHO European Region    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being International Health Regulations Vector-borne and parasitic disease[...]

New publication: Eliminating measles and rubella. Framework for the verification process in the WHO European Region    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being International Health Regulations Vector-borne and parasitic disease[...]

A global view on the prevention of cardiovascular disease    escardio.org

The theme of this year's congress is [...]

Hepatitis A: EFSA and ECDC update their rapid outbreak assessment    europa.eu

Published on: 11 April 2014 More than 1,300 hepatitis A cases have been reported in eleven Member States since January 2013, with 240 confirmed cases related to the ongoing outbreak. Initially the ou[...]

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