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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.

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: 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: 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: 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[...]

Hepatitis C treatment guidelines issued    who.int

WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year wor[...]

Fruitful Steering Committee Meeting in Amsterdam    aidsactioneurope.org

On Monday 31st of March and Tuesday 1st of April 2014, the Steering Committee of AIDS Action Europe came together in Amsterdam. The new chair, Anke van Dam, looks back at a fruitful meeting: [...]

European Commission launches new action plan to fight HIV/AIDS    epha.org

On March 14th, 2014 the European Commission (EC) presented the new Action Plan (AP) on HIV/AIDS in EU and neighboring countries for 2014-2016, which builds on the achievements of the previous Action [...]

 EFSA assesses the risk of Salmonella and Norovirus in leafy greens    europa.eu

Published on: 27 March 2014 Rainfall, use of contaminated water for irrigation or contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of leafy greens with Salmonella and Norovirus. [...]

Peroxyacetic acid: EFSA assesses safety and efficacy to reduce pathogens on poultry carcasses and meat    europa.eu

Published on: 26 March 2014 Using solutions containing peroxyacetic acid (PAA) to reduce contamination from pathogens on poultry carcasses and meat would not pose toxicity concerns, EFSA's experts sa[...]

Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food:...    europa.eu

Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food:...[...]

Infographic: Europe’s fight against antimicrobial resistance    europa.eu

Published on: 25 March 2014 The fourth joint EFSA and ECDC report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria affecting humans, animals and foods. The report is based on data collected by EU Mem[...]

Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food: EFSA -ECDC report    europa.eu

Published on: 25 March 2014 Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-E[...]

Faster diagnosis key to finding drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Republic of Moldova    who.int

Almost one third of people newly diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in the Republic of Moldova, and two thirds of those returning for treatment, have multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Following WHO reco[...]

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 TB Day – three new medicines recommended in last six months for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis    europa.eu

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that primarily affects the lungs.[...]

Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of enhanced Action plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016    aidsactioneurope.org

The European Commission put forward an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS which prolongs and extends existing EU action in this area, building on the achievements of the Action Plan 2009-2013. The new Action Pl[...]

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

Worksheets for pupils | Toward a malaria-free world This document invites students to find out all about malaria and some of the research projects currently underway with the aim of eradicating the [...]

New publication: Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2014    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being Vector-borne and parasitic diseases The former Yugoslav Republic of[...]

Press release: Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of enhanced Action plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 March 2014 Today the European Commission put forward an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS which prolongs and e[...]

EU Council of Ministers adopts a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    epha.org

The European Union's Council of Ministers adopted the Regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The Fund will give Member States a €3.5 billion support over 2014-2020 i[...]

Periodic Report Summary 3 - CUT'HIVAC (Cutaneous and Mucosal HIV Vaccination)    europa.eumsw8

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6 Project context and objectives: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / AIDS is one of the greatest health challenges the world faces today. To date approx[...]

Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The Fund will give Member States valuable support in their efforts to[...]

EU research and innovation on preventive vaccines    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 Important notice: Depending on their intended use, vaccines can broadly be grouped into preventive vaccines (which are administered to healthy persons[...]

Poverty: new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived - frequently asked questions    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission proposed to set up a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) on 24 October 2012 (see IP/12/1141). The European P[...]

Poverty: Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's definitive adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of the Regulation on the new Fund for European [...]

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.[...]

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