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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[...]

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

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    europa.eu

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    who.int

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)    europa.eu

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    europa.eu

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    who.int

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    who.int

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    europa.eu

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    who.int

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    aidsactioneurope.org

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    aidsactioneurope.org

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    who.int

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

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

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    aidsactioneurope.org

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    who.int

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    europa.eu

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"    europa.eu

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    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[...]

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

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    epda.eu.com

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

Aid to the most deprived: Commission approves national programmes worth more than 1 billion EUR    europa.eu

The European Commission has recently approved the operational programmes for eight EU countries to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).[...]

Poverty: Commission adopts Polish programme to use €473 million from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 03 December 2014 The European Commission has today approved the Polish Operational Programme to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (F[...]

Smart statistical reporting to aid transparency    europa.eu

Published on: 2 December 2014 Smart statistical reporting to aid transparency[...]

Europe and Africa double research efforts to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release 02 December 2014 Cape Town, South Africa The EU and Africa are today doubling the research efforts to develop new and better medicines for poverty-related diseases[...]

Gaps in HIV prevention expose Europe to risk of outbreaks    europa.eu

In Europe, decades of investment in effective HIV prevention measures targeting people who inject drugs continue to bear fruit as demonstrated by the long-term decline HIV diagnoses related to drug i[...]

World Aids Day 2014: second EDCTP programme starts tomorrow, 2 December 2014    edctp.org

The message for World Aids Day 2014 is one of hope across the range of expert and advocacy voices. In the same breath however, all warn that much still has to be done to fight the disease and defeat [...]

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on revision of the addendum to the note for guidance on evaluation of medicinal products indicated for treatment of bacterial infections to specifically address the clinical development of new agents to treat disease due to mycobacterium tuberculosis, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This concept paper proposes a revision of the CHMP's addendum to the note for guidance on evaluation of medicinal products indicated for treatment of bacterial infections, to specifically address the[...]

New antiretrovirals improve quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients    europa.eu

EMA supports World AIDS Day on 1 December[...]

Poverty: Commission adopts Romanian programme to use over €441 million from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 November 2014 The European Commission has approved the Romanian Operational Programme to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)[...]

Commission adopts Austrian programme to use €18,03 million from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 November 2014 The European Commission has approved today the Austrian Operational Programme to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived [...]

World AIDS Day 2014: "We need to keep up the momentum in the fight against HIV/AIDS", says EU Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 November 2014 Speaking at the Ministerial Conference [...]

“We call on your leadership“ - The EU HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum    aidsactioneurope.org

Press release, Rome, 27th November 2014 Over 30 years into the epidemic, there is ample evidence of what works and what does not work in addressing HIV and yet, strikingly, the epidemic continues to [...]

Europe’s HIV response falls short in curbing the epidemic: 80% more new HIV cases compared to 2004    who.int

The HIV epidemic has continued to spread in Europe since 2004 despite advances in medical treatment and new prevention options. In 2013, more than 136 000 new HIV cases were diagnosed across Europe a[...]

Avian flu: urgent request for scientific advice    europa.eu

Published on: 26 November 2014 Avian flu: urgent request for scientific advice[...]

First European outbreak of avian influenza H5N8 confirmed in poultry    who.int

Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have recently identified outbreaks of avian influenza. The first was reported on 5 November 2014 on a turkey farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. T[...]

Two new medicines recommended for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C    europa.eu

Additional treatment options with high cure rates to be available to patients[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Draft qualification opinion on in vitro hollow-fibre-system model of tuberculosis (HFS-TB), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Approximately 10 years ago, the HFS-TB was developed by Gumbo et al. and first presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). Since that time, the model ha[...]

EU boosts anti-Ebola aid after Commissioners' mission to worst-hit countries    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 November 2014 The European Union is continuing to scale up its response to the Ebola epidemic as i[...]

Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Portugal    who.int

As of 13 November 2014 (17:00), the Directorate-General for Health of Portugal has reported a total of 311 cases of Legionnaires' disease, all of which have epidemiological links to Vila Franca de Xi[...]

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