All updates

12 December 2014

IDEA 2nd Annual Review, Luxembourg, 17 December 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

11 December 2014

Health security: Building stronger global collaboration


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola

09 December 2014

Flash report - Teleconference with the Members of the Health Security Committee (4 December 2014)


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

09 December 2014

European Reference Networks: December news


Under : European Reference Networks : Cross-border care

08 December 2014

The European Union's response to Ebola emergency


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

06 December 2014

EU Ebola Response: Member States send additional health personnel to the region


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

05 December 2014

Executive Summary - Identifying best practice in actions on tobacco smoking to reduce health inequalities


Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

05 December 2014

Minutes - Global Health Policy Forum (27 November 2014)


Under : EU in the world

04 December 2014

First articles after 2014 Workshop on organ donation and transplantation


Under : Blood, tissues and organs

04 December 2014

Ebola and pets: EFSA and ECDC assess risks


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

03 December 2014

Life expectancy in the EU still on the rise: launch of EU at Glance report


Under : Health workforce : Tobacco : Reports : Health programme : Nutrition and physical activity : Major and chronic diseases : Indicators : Healthcare : Illicit drugs : Cross-border care : Alcohol : Ageing

03 December 2014

Health at a glance: Europe 2014


Under : Health workforce : Tobacco : Health strategy : Social determinants and health inequalities : Reports : Health programme : Nutrition and physical activity : Major and chronic diseases : Indicators : Healthcare : EU in the world : Illicit drugs : Cross-border care : Alcohol : Ageing

02 December 2014

EU funded "My healthy family" project kicked off across 4 European regions


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

27 November 2014

Flash report - Teleconference with the Members of the Health Security Committee (26 November 2014)


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

25 November 2014

Indicator on disease-specific mortality (ECHI 13) updated with 2011 data


Under : Major and chronic diseases : Indicators

17 November 2014

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


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

12 November 2014

Ebola: Commission organises meeting with European health professionals


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

07 November 2014

Indicators on Use of illicit drugs (ECHI 48)


Under : Indicators

06 November 2014

“Ebola+” call for proposals: € 280 million to tackle Ebola under a joint EU-pharmaceutical industry initiative


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

06 November 2014

Ebola response: EU scales up aid with planes, material aid and research support


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

16 October 2014

Opening Speaking Note at the Ebola High Level Co-ordination Meeting


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

15 October 2014

Questions and answers: Ebola and health implications for the EU


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

14 October 2014

European Code Against Cancer – Fourth edition


Under : Major and chronic diseases

10 October 2014

ICCG - Draft Agenda of the meeting of 16 October 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

09 October 2014

List of National Focal Points for Health Programme updated


Under : Health programme

01 October 2014

SCCS - Request for a scientific opinion on HC Red 17


Under : Scientific Committees

01 October 2014

SCCS - Request for a scientific opinion on Basic Blue 99


Under : Scientific Committees

01 October 2014

SCCS - Request for a scientific opinion on HC Blue 18


Under : Scientific Committees

30 September 2014

The EU in Global Health – Summary


Under : EU in the world

30 September 2014

SCENIHR - Final opinion on Synthetic Biology I


Under : Scientific Committees

29 September 2014

Indicators on Medical technologies CT/MRI (ECHI 66)


Under : Indicators

29 September 2014

Indicators on Hospital beds (ECHI 62)


Under : Indicators

26 September 2014

2014 annual report - EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

26 September 2014

Speech - “The EU is fully engaged in the fight against Ebola”


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

24 September 2014

Indicators on practising nurses (ECHI 64)


Under : Indicators

24 September 2014

Indicator on practising physicians (ECHI 63)


Under : Indicators

17 September 2014

“We Love Eating”: Project to promote healthy lifestyles launches in 7 EU cities


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

10 September 2014

EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health: list of members updated


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

08 September 2014

Proposal for EU Ebola virus disease case definition


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

05 September 2014

Press release: The EU's response to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Under : Ebola : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

18 August 2014

Council conclusions on nutrition and physical activity


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

08 August 2014

Statement by Commissioner Borg on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Under : Ebola : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

30 July 2014

EU health programme (2008-2013) - Annual Report 2012


Under : Health programme

23 June 2014

Signing ceremony on Joint Procurement Agreement - Pictures available


Under : Preparedness and response

03 June 2014

World Health Organization travel advice on MERS-CoV for pilgrimages


Under : Preparedness and response

03 June 2014

Call for proposals "Healthy diet: Early years and Ageing Population". Deadline for proposals: 14 August 2014


Under : Population groups : Nutrition and physical activity : Ageing

02 June 2014

Q&A: Country-specific recommendations 2014


Under : Healthcare

26 May 2014

Third Health Programme - Annual work plan for 2014


Under : Health programme

20 May 2014

European Reference Network Conference (Brussels, 23 June 2014)


Under : European Reference Networks

03 April 2014

Q&A: New rules for clinical trials conducted in the EU


Under : Medicinal products for human use

03 April 2014

SCENIHR minutes of Working Group meeting now available


Under : Scientific Committees

31 March 2014

Final agenda - Chronic Diseases Summit (3-4 April 2014)


Under : Major and chronic diseases

27 March 2014

Global Health Policy Forum, Brussels, 20 March 2014 - Access to Medicines - Page updated

Brussels, 20 March 2014


Under : EU in the world

14 March 2014

Action Plan on HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases

05 March 2014

SCCS - Minutes of Working Group Meeting on Hair Dyes of 04 March 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

28 February 2014

Member States agree Plan to tackle Childhood Obesity


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

27 February 2014

European Rare Diseases Day: Top facts on EU Action


Under : Rare diseases

26 February 2014

Q&A on the third Health Programme 2014-2020


Under : Health programme

26 February 2014

Mythbuster E-cigarettes


Under : Tobacco

26 February 2014

Questions & answers: New rules on tobacco products


Under : Tobacco

25 February 2014

EC/WHO country profiles on nutrition, physical activity and obesity


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

25 February 2014

EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

21 February 2014

Global Health Policy Fora in 2014

Brussels, 21 February 2014


Under : EU in the world

21 February 2014

Global Health Policy Forum, Brussels, 20 March 2014 - Access to Medicines

Brussels, 20 March 2014


Under : EU in the world

20 February 2014

SCHER - Minutes of the 4th Plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 20 December 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

17 February 2014

Update on the state of play - Health for Growth Programme (2014-2020)


Under : Health programme

14 February 2014

Meeting of the Patient Safety & Quality of Care Working Group

 

 


Under : Patient safety

13 February 2014

ICCG - Draft agenda of the meeting of 27 February 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

11 February 2014

Call for information on the safety of Silica (nano)


Under : Scientific Committees

06 February 2014

Public hearing of the preliminary opinion on potential health effects of exposure to EMF: registration is open


Under : Scientific Committees : Electromagnetic fields

04 February 2014

World Cancer Day: 10 Facts on EU Action to Fight Cancer


Under : Major and chronic diseases

04 February 2014

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


Under : Scientific Committees : Electromagnetic fields

30 January 2014

Health-EU Newsletter - Cancer Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Cancer - we hear about it almost every day on the news, at work or in discussions with family and friends. Given the incidence rates prevailing nowadays in the European Union, one in three men and one in four women could be directly affected by cancer in the first 75 years of their lives. Cancer is the second biggest cause of death after heart diseases in the European Union. Every year, it claims over one and a half million lives and changes the destiny of another 2.5 million citizens diagnosed with it. With the population ageing, the cancer death toll is set to increase even further.

 

As Deputy Director-General for Consumers and Health, my objective is to tackle cancer on all fronts. On the one hand, by boosting research and cooperation, we can ensure that efficient treatments are developed to treat cancer patients across the EU. On the other hand, by raising awareness about cancer prevention our ambitious goal is to reduce new cancer cases by 15% by 2020.


Under

29 January 2014

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


Under : Major and chronic diseases

22 January 2014

SCCS - Minutes of Working Group Meeting on Hair Dyes of 21 January 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

21 January 2014

EU drugs agency announces new Scientific Committee line-up


Under : Scientific Committees

19 December 2013

WHO has published a new booklet titled 'Health and environment: Communicating the risks'


Under : Scientific Committees : Nanotechnology : Electromagnetic fields : Dialogue and collaboration

12 December 2013

SCHER - Minutes of the 3rd Plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 19 September 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

29 November 2013

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


Under : Communicable diseases

28 November 2013

SCCS - Minutes of Working Group Meeting on Hair Dyes of 26 November 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

20 November 2013

Science made simple: new science factsheet on mercury from dental amalgam


Under : Scientific Committees

24 October 2013

SCCS - Minutes of the 3rd Plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 19 September 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

16 October 2013

SCCS - Minutes of Working Group Meeting on Hair Dyes of 11 October 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

14 October 2013