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Commission supplements legislation on post-authorisation efficacy studies for medicines  pdf

The legal framework for post-authorisation studies for medical products in the EU was set by legislation in 2010 and 2012; this legislation has now been supplemented by the Commission's Delegated Regulation specifying situations in which these studies are required.

SCCS Opinion published concerning safety of cosmetics containing aluminium  

The independent Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission have published their Opinion on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products.

Joint Procurement Agreement of medical countermeasures adopted  

The agreement was drawn up by the Commission to help EU countries have equitable access and purchasing power for procuring pandemic vaccines and medications. The mechanism should boost EU preparedness for any serious cross-border health threats.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - EU-Gezondheidsprijs voor journalisten  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - EU-Gezondheidsprijs voor journalisten

Communication from the Commission on effective, accessible and resilient health systems  

European health systems have to be accessible and able to improve people’s health, even and particularly in times of economic challenges. In this Communication the Commission expresses its view on how to help Member States achieve this important goal.

Recording of webstreaming - 2014 EU summit on Chronic Diseases (3-4 April 2014)  

The Summit addressed the medical, social and economic burden of chronic diseases in the EU. Watch the videos of the webstreaming.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU — Chronische ziekten  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU — Chronische ziekten

Updated dental amalgam factsheet published  

This newly updated factsheet is based on the final opinion on dental amalgam, as adopted by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks in March 2014.

Call for experts in the field of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery  

The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks( SCENIHR) launched the call for experts in the area of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery who are interested to work for an opinion on this topic. The submission deadline is 10 April.

Second EU Health Programme: Child Safety Alliance publishes report on Intentional Child injury  

The report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury examines safety measures concerning intentional injury to children by describing the adoption, implementation and enforcement of national level policies in over 25 Member States. This report was funded under the second EU Health Programme.

Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of Action Plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016  

The European Commission has just launched an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS which prolongs and provides increased focus to existing EU action in this area, building on the achievements of the Action Plan 2009-2013.

Expert Panel adopts first three opinions  

These opinions concern the definition of primary care as well its financing and referral systems; the criteria to assess the performance of health systems and thirdly, the evaluation of a study on public-private partnerships in health care delivery.

Public consultation launched on the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements  

The Preliminary Opinion on The safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants has been published for public consultation by the Commission and its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). The consultation remains open until 25 April 2014.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU – EU-gezondheidsprogramma  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU – EU-gezondheidsprogramma

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU – Zeldzame ziekten  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU – Zeldzame ziekten

Third EU health programme adopted by Parliament  

The new health programme, with a budget of 449.4 million, has been adopted by the Parliament. Its priorities include stimulating innovation in health, targeting the impact of ageing and chronic illness and reducing health inequalities across the EU. The next step in the process will be adoption by the Council.

Health-EU Newsletter - Special edition on the tobacco products Directive revision   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

Editorial by Linda McAvan, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur on the Tobacco Products Directive.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Richtlijn vervalste geneesmiddelen  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Richtlijn vervalste geneesmiddelen

Call for information regarding silica (nano)  

Interested parties are invited to submit any relevant information that could assist the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) in making a safety assessment on the use of silica (nano). All information should be submitted by 31 May 2014.

The European Commission (DEVCO) opens a call for proposals "Supporting public health institutes" (EUR 23 million)  

The Call aims at reinforcing public health institutes in low-income countries, in the area of public health decision- and policy-making. Partnership with public health institutes and stakeholders is encouraged. Deadline for the concept note submission is 17/03/2014.

Patient Safety: New EU rapid alert platform for human blood and blood components  

The European Commission has just launched a new platform, which will improve the safety of patients that undergo blood transfusions.

EU takes action against cancer  

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, the European Commission presents 10 little known facts about EU action in the field of cancer.

Electromagnetic fields and health effects: public consultation on SCENIHR preliminary opinion  

This opinion addresses issues of public concern related to the potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields. Deadline for comments: 16 April 2014.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Kanker  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Kanker

BisphenolA in medical devices: public consultation on SCENIHR preliminary opinion  

The consultation will run until 26 March 2014. Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the scientific evidence underpinning this preliminary opinion online. This opinion aims to assess whether the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices could cause any health concerns.

Chronic Diseases Joint Action gets started at kick-off meeting in Madrid  

Some 38 organisations from 22 Member States are taking part in the “CHRODIS” Joint Action which just got underway at a kick-off in Madrid. The Joint Action, co-financed by the EU Health Programme, addresses chronic diseases and promotes healthy ageing, focusing in particular on health promotion and disease prevention.

Gezondheidsongelijkheid  

De ongelijkheid op gezondheidsgebied tussen verschillende sociaaleconomische groepen en tussen verschillende delen van de EU is een van de grootste problemen waarmee de Europese Unie vandaag te kampen heeft.

Seasonal influenza vaccination – State of play on the implementation of the Council Recommendation  

The Recommendation calls on Member States and EEA countries to take action to mitigate the impact of seasonal influenza through national, regional or local action plans or policies and by improving seasonal influenza vaccination coverage.

Landmark agreement reached on the Tobacco Products Directive  

This December has seen an important milestone reached on one of this Commission's mandates flagship initiatives – the Tobacco Products Directive. The Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement paving the way for a tighter regulation of tobacco products in Europe by 2016.

Call for tender - Pilot project on the promotion of self-care systems in the European Union. Platform of experts  

Creation of a platform of experts in self-care and healthcare. Deadline for application: 28.02.2014

Discover the Finalists for the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013  

The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 has selected its 28 national finalists. During the month of November, a national jury meeting was held in each member state where renowned public health experts and health journalists evaluated all the submissions and decided which article should be appointed to represent their country.

Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the above-mentioned preliminary opinion of the SCENIHR, which focused on the use of nanosilver and possible associated health risks

14th Ministerial meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative – Rome, 13 December 2013   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

During this meeting Ministers reflected on emerging health security events of the last year and explored collaborative actions to protect the health and safety of the populations, and to strengthen health security globally.

Speciale editie – Wetenschappelijke comités  

WCNG: Europeanen beschermen tegen nieuwe gezondheidsrisico's

Health Inequalities in the EU – Final Report of a Consortium  

This report provides an outline of new evidence on health inequalities in the European Union (EU) and the policy response to this at EU and national level to health inequalities since 2009. The report confirms significant health inequalities between and within EU Member States. Within this broad picture some indicators of inequality have decreased, some remained constant and others have increased.

Seeking healthcare in another EU Member State: your rights  pdf

You have the right to receive medical treatment in another EU Member State and the right to have your home country cover some or all of the costs.

World AIDS Day 2013: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS by the EU  

With nearly 30 000 new cases of HIV reported in the 30 EU and EEA countries in 2012, the European Commission is still actively involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Open Forum of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), 26-27 November 2013  

The Forum is hosted by Slovenia's National Institute of Public Health and focuses on the themes of national cancer plans and screening, as well as present and final conclusions by the EPAAC.

Science fact sheet on 'Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam'  pdf

The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks SCHER have published a science fact sheet on 'Environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam'.

Verstandig gebruik van antibiotica  

Europese Antibioticadag promoot verstandig gebruik van antibiotica in meer dan 40 landen

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (Brussels, 25 November 2013)  

This conference aims to foster a high level policy debate about how to best scale up innovation within the care systems in response to the demographic challenge and how to create the associated opportunities for new growth and jobs.

Member States take major step in eHealth cooperation to improve care for patients across EU borders  

The eHealth network has adopted Guidelines to make it possible to share basic health information for a patient across EU borders.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), 18 November 2013  

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC which provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics during the week of 18 November.

EU Health Newsletter: Diabetes  

Diabetes: the need for a cross-sectoral EU policy response

Science made simple: new language versions of fact-sheets explaining Scientific Committees opinions   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

Science fact-sheets explaining the opinions produced by the European Commission's non-food Committees on parabens, methylene glycol, fragrance allergens, nano zinc oxide in sun screens and scanners are now also available in FR, DE and ES. Discover how these products have an impact on your daily life.

Decision on serious cross border threats to health enters into force   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

This new Decision is an important step forward in improving health security in the European Union and protecting citizens from a wide range of health threats, such as possible future pandemics and serious cross border threats caused by communicable diseases, chemical, biological or environmental events.

Richtlijn gezondheidszorg in het buitenland  

De richtlijn over gezondheidszorg in het buitenland treedt in werking

'Eyes on Ages - A research on alcohol age limit policies in European Member States'  pdf

'Eyes on Ages - A research on alcohol age limit policies in European Member States'

European Organ Donation Day, 12 October 2013 and fourth journalist workshops on organ donation  

Each year to keep the organ donation debate alive, the day is organised by a different member state, this year Belgium is the host. To coincide with this the Commision organised journalist workshops on organ donation. All the presentations are now available online.

European Parliament's vote on the Tobacco Products proposal  

Tonio Borg, Commissioner for health welcomes the positive vote on the Commission's proposal for the revision of the Tobacco Products proposal which took place on 8th October in the European Parliament.

Geestelijke gezondheid  

Werelddag van de geestelijke gezondheid, 10 oktober 2013

New publication from the European Commission 'Improving health for all EU citizens' 2013  pdf

This publication explains what the EU does in the health area, why the EU is involved and what the results are.

Journalist Prize 2013- Submission date is now closed  

Best ever edition! Almost 1000 articles on health issues from the 28 member states! Croatia has successfully joined the competition for the first time. Articles will now be sent to the national juries to select national finalists. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in April 2014.

European Medicines Agency (EMA) launch video clip explaining the '▼' inverted triangle symbol for medicines under additional monitoring  

A black triangle will start appearing on product information this autumn to encourage reporting of suspected adverse reactions.

World Heart Day, 29 September 2013  

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg stresses how healthy habits early in life can help save you from heart diseases.

'Day of the Ex-smokers', 26 September 2013  

Come and join world renowned DJ, Bob Sinclair at Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels

Voedingsstrategie  

EU-maatregelen tegen obesitas en voor gezondere levenswijzen

16th European Health Forum, Gastein (2 – 4 October 2013) - Resilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe  

DG SANCO will host an EU Session on improving access and combating discrimination in health care with a focus on vulnerable groups. Plus there will be an EU health programme 2014–2020 information workshop. Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health and P. Testori Coggi, Director General , will participate.

The submission deadline of the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 is almost here, submit your articles!  

Become one of the 28 finalists of the EU Health Prize for Journalists and attend the award ceremony where the EU winner will be selected at the European Commission premises in Brussels.

Voedingsstrategie  

EU-maatregelen tegen obesitas en voor gezondere levenswijzen

'Quit Smoking with Barça' wins European Lung Foundation (ELF) Award for improving lung health  

The award was presented at the European Respiratory Society's annual Congress which gathers around 20 000 healthcare professionals. ‘Quit Smoking With Barça’ has been recognized specifically for its contribution to improving European lung health and has drawn significant praise from the scientific and medical community across Europe for promoting the lifelong benefits of quitting smoking.

Report on health inequalities in the EU  

This report describes the main actions that the European Commission has taken to implement its 2009 Communication on health inequalities. It also gives an overview of the size and trends in health inequalities in the EU since 2000.

'Quit Smoking With Barça' wins Silver at the Euro EFFIE Awards  

At an award ceremony in Brussels last night, Quit Smoking With Barça was recognised with a silver Euro EFFIE award for effectiveness in marketing communications.

European Commission - Public Health website connecting to health across Europe   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

DG Health and Consumers is pleased to present the new version of the Commission Public Health website. It achieves a double purpose, adapting the design of the website to new internet devices, particularly navigation on smartphones and tablets and integrating the Health-EU Portal and its newsletter.

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public  

An 'easy to read' fact-sheet is now available in 4 languages on the Opinion on "nano-form Zinc Oxide in Sunscreens’'

Betere geneesmiddelen voor kinderen — Van concept naar werkelijkheid  

Het voortgangsverslag over de Pediatrieverordening

Grensoverschrijdende bedreigingen van de gezondheid  

Bevolking beter beschermd tegen internationale gezondheidsbedreigingen

Huidkankerprojecten  

De EU wijst mensen op de risico's van huidkanker en helpt hen deze te voorkomen.

Wetenschappelijke comités  

Speciale editie – Wetenschappelijke comités

Neven Mimica wordt de eerste Kroatische EU-commissaris, verantwoordelijk voor consumentenbescherming  

Kroatië wordt op 1 juli 2013 de 28e lidstaat van de Europese Unie

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public  

A layman version is now available for the 'Opinion on Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products'.

5e editie van de EU-gezondheidsprijs voor journalisten nu geopend  

EU-gezondheidsprijs voor journalisten. Bent u journalist en heeft u belangstelling voor gezondheidskwesties?

Werelddag zonder tabak – Voor een gezond leven  

De EU wil tabaksproducten en roken minder aantrekkelijk maken voor jongeren

Hiv en mensenrechten  

Recht op gezondheid, recht op leven - hiv en mensenrechten

eHealth  

eHealth Week: voor een gezonder Europa

Nieuwe wetenschappelijke comités  

Wetenschappelijke adviezen en expertise maken het leven van Europese burgers gezonder en veiliger

Patiëntveiligheid  

Meer aandacht voor patiëntveiligheid in de EU

Farmaceutische producten: nieuw symbool '▼' voor geneesmiddelen die aan aanvullende monitoring zijn onderworpen  

Het zwarte driehoekje gaat vergezeld van een tekst die professionele zorgverleners en patiënten moet aansporen om vermoede bijwerkingen van deze geneesmiddelen te melden.

International Women's Day - the health perspective  

Peggy Maguire from The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) talks about preventing lung cancer in future generations, stopping teenage girls smoking, and Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women.

Gezondheid is prioriteit in sociaal investeringspakket  

Strategieën voor efficiëntere en effectievere zorgstelsels met krappere volksgezondheidsbudgetten

Het PHGEN II-project  

Gepersonaliseerde geneeskunde: geïndividualiseerde diagnostiek en behandeling, rekening houdend met genetische verschillen

Pakket sociale investeringen  

Gezondheid is prioriteit in sociaal investeringspakket

Migranten en gezondheid  

Gezondheid van migranten en etnische minderheden, waaronder Roma

Werkprogramma 2013 voor gezondheidsacties aangenomen  

Voorstellen moeten uiterlijk op 22 maart 2013 worden ingediend

Europese Commissie – 25 jaar kankerbestrijding  

Algemene screeningprogramma's voor drie soorten kanker op aanbeveling van de EU

EU-gezondheidsprijs voor journalisten: stimuleren van topjournalistiek over volksgezondheid  

Eerste prijs toegekend aan de Tsjech Petr Třešňák voor zijn artikel over problemen in de psychiatrie.

Europese Commissie herziet richtlijn over tabaksproducten  

De Europese Commissie heeft de wetgeving over de productie, presentatie en verkoop van tabaksproducten herzien om de marktwerking te verbeteren en alle EU-burgers beter te beschermen.

VIDEO: EU-maatregelen over voeding en lichaamsbeweging  

In een nieuwe video laat de EU zien welke lokale, regionale, nationale en Europese programma’s ze steunt om gezondere voeding en meer lichaamsbeweging te promoten.

Gezondheidszorgstelsels  

Gezondheidszorgstelsels – de Europese dimensie

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Health at a glance: Europe 2012  

Nieuw verslag met indicatoren voor gezondheid en gezondheidsstelsels in 35 landen

Europese Commissie en FC Barcelona starten anti-rookcampagne  

‘Stoppen met roken met Barça’ draait rond iCoach, een app waarmee sterspelers van FC Barcelona persoonlijk advies geven aan rokers die wil stoppen.

Gezondheid en uitbreiding van de EU  

EU heet Kroatië welkom

Gratis fruit voor kinderen!  

De schoolfruitregeling van de EU is doorgelicht en blijkt een gunstig effect te hebben op de eetgewoonten van kinderen.

Cruisevakanties in Europa worden gezonder  

SHIPSAN TRAINET: project voor Europese regels over hygiëne op cruiseschepen

EUBIROD – A European diabetes database  

Helping to stop the spread of diabetes by sharing knowledge across Europe

Speciale editie van de Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU  

Gezond ouder worden

ORCHIDS: project voor een snelle en doeltreffende grootschalige aanpak van besmetting  

Het ORCHIDS-project zorgt voor efficiëntere en humanere procedures voor grootschalige decontaminatie.

EFRETOS-project - veilige en succesvolle orgaantransplantaties  

Project voor het opzetten van een register van resultaten voor alle orgaantransplantaties in de EU

Nieuwsbriefabonnement. Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU: nieuws over gezondheidszorg uit heel Europa, direct in uw inbox  

Op 22 november 2012 verschijnt alweer de 100ste editie van de tweewekelijkse nieuwsbrief van Gezondheid-EU. Mis hem niet, het wordt een speciale editie! Neem hier een abonnement en geef aan in welke taal u onze nieuwsbrief wil ontvangen.

Herziene wetgeving voor geneesmiddelenbewaking goedgekeurd  

Akkoord over geneesmiddelenbewaking maakt medicijnen veiliger voor de EU-burger.

Gezondheid-EU Nieuwsbrief 98 - Geneesmiddelenbewaking - Toezicht op de veiligheid van geneesmiddelen  

Gezondheid-EU Nieuwsbrief - Geneesmiddelenbewaking - Toezicht op de veiligheid van geneesmiddelen

Averroes-project: gezondheidszorg voor iedereen  

Voorlichtingsproject over gelijke rechten op het gebied van gezondheidszorg voor migranten en asielzoekers

World Alzheimer's Day, 21 September 2013  

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg pays a personal tribute to dementia patients and their caregivers and says that dementia will remain one of the Commissions top health priorities

EU en FC Barcelona samen tegen roken  

De Europese Commissie en FC Barcelona tekenen een partnerschap tijdens het bezoek van de voorzitter van Barça aan Brussel.

Luchtvervuiling eist duizenden levens en kost miljarden  

Aphekom-project toont aan: strkter EU-beleid tegen luchtvervuiling is op termijn goed voor de volksgezondheid

Gezondheid-EU - Nieuwsbrief - Wereld-Alzheimerdag op 21 september 2012: Leven met dementie  

Gezondheid-EU- Nieuwsbrief - Kennis delen om de behandeling van dementie in Europa te verbeteren

EuroNeoStat II – Europees informatiesysteem voor neonatologie  

Tweede Europees project om de zorg voor te vroeg geboren baby's en baby's met een te laag geboortegewicht te verbeteren.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Kindervaccinatie  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Kindervaccinatie: veilige en doeltreffende preventie

FOOD-project – Gezondheid en voeding op het werk  

Nieuw project om toenemende zwaarlijvigheid te bestrijden door op het werk gezond eten te promoten

Orphanet Europe zet verzamelde kennis over zeldzame ziekten online  

EU steunt project voor informatie over zeldzame ziekten in het belang van de patiënt

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU – Nieuwe regels voor klinische proeven  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU – Nieuwe aanpak voor klinische proeven

EPODE en het Europees EPODE-netwerk: samen obesitas bij kinderen voorkomen  

Obesitas bij kinderen neemt toe in Europa: een kwart van de Europese scholieren heeft overgewicht of is zwaarlijvig.

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Letselpreventie  

Het is weer zomer: voorkomen is beter dan genezen!

Kindveiligheidsrapport – Preventie en bescherming  

Volgens het kinderveiligheidsrapport kan er meer worden gedaan om kinderen en jongeren te beschermen tegen ongelukken in de huiselijke omgeving

Roken in films beïnvloedt jongeren  

Roken in films beïnvloedt jongeUit een studie blijkt dat roken op het scherm jongeren sterk kan beïnvloeden om zelf te beginnen roken.ren

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Heidi, de gezondheidswiki  

Nieuwsbrief Gezondheid-EU - Gezondheid in Europa - Online informatie

Are you a journalist interested in health?   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

New edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists is open for submission of articles – deadline 31 July 2012

Hoe staat het met de gezondheid van jongeren?  

200 000 tieners uit 39 landen doen mee aan een WHO-gezondheidsenquête

14 June 2012 – World Blood Donor Day  

‘Every blood donor is a hero’ – Find out more about donating blood on World Blood Donor Day

Aurora project: Cervical cancer screening for all women   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

EU-funded project helps new Member States to implement successful cervical cancer screening programmes

World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2012  

Find out more about the Comission's anti-tobacco campaign "Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable"

European Week Against Cancer – 25-31 May 2012  

Prevention is key in the fight against cancer

Europeans need to reduce salt intake   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

Current daily salt consumption in most European countries is too high says new report

Heidi wiki: Online health information for Europe   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

Commission launches Heidi wiki, a tool for sharing, comparing and developing health information across Europe

Health Programmes: results and perspectives  

European Commission celebrates 10 years of Health Programmes

The healthy ageing challenge   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

As life expectancy increases, growing old healthily is more important than ever

Healthy Stadia: Promoting community health and lifestyle   Bekijk deze link in een andere taal English (en)

How sport stadia accross Europe are helping promote a healthy lifestyle

Health is wealth  

Health is a goal worth achieving for all, but it has also an important role to play in our economy