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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.

First malaria vaccine receives positive scientific opinion from EMA    europa.eu

Mosquirix to be used for vaccination of young children, together with established antimalarial interventions[...]

Viral hepatitis – 400 deaths a day in the WHO European Region could be prevented    who.int

Over 13 million people in the WHO European Region live with chronic hepatitis B infection and over 15 million with chronic hepatitis C infection, leading to 400 deaths every day. WHO calls on policy-[...]

Georgia sets sights on eliminating hepatitis C    who.int

In April 2015, Georgia launched a hepatitis C elimination programme by making the new curative treatment available to people infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and suffering from severe liver dise[...]

Remembering Martine de Schutter    aidsactioneurope.org

Today is the first anniversary of the crash of MH17 when among 298 lives we lost our dear colleague and friend, Martine de Schutter, who was the executive coordinator of AIDS Action Europe for 10 yea[...]

Success Stories - New analysis aids planning for climate change    europa.eu

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[...]

Rabies: oral vaccination of wild animals    europa.eu

Published on: 14 July 2015 Rabies: oral vaccination of wild animals[...]

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic    ensp.org

Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate [...]

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic The newly released "WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015" highlights[...]

AIDS cases on the rise in Latvia due to delayed treatment    aidsactioneurope.org

Aigars Ceplitis, the Vice-Chair of the Latvian organisation AGIHAS (PLWHA Support group) explains AAE how Latvia postpones starting treatment at 350 CD4 count and talks about why it is important to s[...]

Upcoming meeting of the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum in Luxembourg on July 6-7    aidsactioneurope.org

The HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum is gathering again, for the 21st time in Luxembourg to discuss the current state and latest developments in HIV policy in Europe. Besides the recurring agenda points,[...]

Childhood vaccination: Neglected tool to counter measles outbreaks?    epha.org

Over 22,000 people were infected with measles across the EU in 2014 and 2015, including one measles-related death. The only effective preventive measure against measles remains vaccination. The recen[...]

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

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a causative agent of hepatitis in many countries and of emerging concern in industrialised countries. HEV is a non-enveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus and [...]

MERS-CoV outbreak in Republic of Korea: a wake-up call in a highly mobile world    who.int

The emergency committee for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) held its ninth meeting on 16 June 2015 to discuss the outbreak in the Republic of Korea. The Committee concluded fr[...]

New analysis aids planning for climate change    europa.eu

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[...]

Bulgaria: 50 years malaria free    who.int

On 29 May 2015, Bulgaria celebrates 50 years of being malaria free. This is the result of the enormous efforts of several generations of health workers, who first combated malaria and then managed to[...]

[EASL Press Release] Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Interest group to tackle a silent epidemic    epha.org

[EASL Press Release] Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Interest group to tackle a silent epidemic Brussels 27th May - The MEP Friends of the Liver Interest Group (1) was launched today at the Eu[...]

Success Stories - EU research leads battle against obesity epidemic    europa.eu

The EU is investing in research to counter rising obesity among Europeans. Ongoing projects such as SATIN, Full4Health, I.Family and EarlyNutrition are leading to a better understanding of why more p[...]

Updated EFSA food classification to support data collection and aid data providers    europa.eu

Published on: 4 May 2015 Updated EFSA food classification to support data collection and aid data providers[...]

AAE Steering Committee met Latvian civil society and other stakeholders in Riga    aidsactioneurope.org

The AIDS Action Europe (AAE) Steering Committee (SC) members had its first meeting of the year to discuss the new Strategic Framework and its actions, the Work Plan 2015, the review of AAE's Communic[...]

Members of the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum call on the Czech Minister of Health to withdraw the proposal that would allow mandatory HIV testing of key populations    aidsactioneurope.org

Lella Cosmaro (AAE) and Tamás Bereczky (EATG) co-chairs of the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum sent a letter on behalf of the membership of the CSF to the Czech Minister of Health to withdraw the propos[...]

EMA recommends avoidance of certain hepatitis C medicines and amiodarone together    europa.eu

Concomitant use may increase risk of slow heart rate and related problems[...]

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

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    europa.eu

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    edqm.eu

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    edqm.eu

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    europa.eu

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    aidsactioneurope.org

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    europa.eu

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

Health-EU Newsletter - Tuberculosis    europa.eu

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[...]

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