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15 April 2015

EIP AHA Newsletter March 2015


Under : Ageing

04 March 2015

EMPATHiE - Empowering patients in the management of chronic diseases


Under : Patient safety : Major and chronic diseases

03 March 2015

From emergency to recovery: EU mobilises efforts to end Ebola and alleviate its impact


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

02 March 2015

Webstreaming - High-level conference “Ebola, from emergency to recovery” (3 March 2015)


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

02 March 2015

Press release - EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

23 January 2015

Indicator on Injuries at workplace (ECHI 31) updated


Under : Indicators

21 January 2015

Indicator on Infant mortality (ECHI 11) updated


Under : Indicators

21 January 2015

Indicator on Perinatal mortality (ECHI 12) implemented


Under : Indicators

16 January 2015

EU research efforts at front line of fight against Ebola


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

15 January 2015

Minutes - Global Health Policy Forum (13 January 2015)


Under : EU in the world

19 December 2014

Minutes - 3rd meeting of the HTA Network (Rome, 29 October 2014)


Under : Health technology assessment

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 : Health systems performance assessment : 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 : Health systems performance assessment : 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

04 November 2014

EFSA assesses the risk of transmission of Ebola through bushmeat


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

04 November 2014

Workshop to address the Ebola virus in healthcare settings in Europe


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

31 October 2014

Flash report - Teleconference with the Members of the Health Security Committee (30 October 2014)


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

10 October 2014

ICCG - Draft Agenda of the meeting of 16 October 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

08 October 2014

SCCS - Opinion on Acid Orange 7 - revision of 23 September 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

07 October 2014

EU Health Programme - Selected projects (Edition 2014)


Under : Health programme

07 October 2014

SCCS - Opinion on Basic Blue 99 - Submission III


Under : Scientific Committees

07 October 2014

Ebola Crisis: EU organises airlift operation to West Africa


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

06 October 2014

Report updated - ECDC risk assessment on outbreak on Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa


Under : Preparedness and response : Ebola : Communicable diseases

06 October 2014

Indicator on Patient mobility (ECHI 75) implemented


Under : Indicators

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

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

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

20 June 2014

SCHER - Minutes of the 6th Plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 22 May 2014


Under : Scientific Committees

20 June 2014

Signing ceremony on Joint Procurement Agreement


Under : Preparedness and response

20 June 2014

Leaflet on European Reference Networks


Under : European Reference Networks

20 June 2014

Restoring confidence in medical devices. Reporting on the success of the PIP Action Plan


Under : Medical devices

20 June 2014

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19 June 2014

Eurobarometer on patient safety and quality of care


Under : Patient safety

19 June 2014

Infograph “Patient safety in the EU: 2014”


Under : Patient safety

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 : Health systems performance assessment

02 June 2014

Press release - Building growth: Country-specific recommendations 2014


Under : Health systems performance assessment

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

11 April 2014

Chronic Diseases Summit (3-4 April 2014): presentations of the speakers


Under : Major and chronic diseases

11 April 2014

Chronic Diseases Summit (3-4 April 2014): Conference conclusions


Under : Major and chronic diseases

10 April 2014

Joint purchasing of vaccines and medicines becomes a reality in the EU


Under : Vaccination : Preparedness and response

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.


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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

20 December 2013

Merry Christmas and happy new year 2014!


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

20 November 2013

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


Under : Scientific Committees

06 November 2013

Decision on serious cross-border threats to health enters into force


Under : Preparedness and response

06 November 2013

Meeting of the Patient Safety & Quality of Care Working Group: minutes

Brussels, 8 March 2013

 


Under : Patient safety

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

27 September 2013

EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health - 2013 Annual Report


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

26 September 2013

Day of the ex-smokers: Congratulate an ex-smoker!


Under : Tobacco

04 September 2013

LEXNET Workshop - Debating the effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by mobiles and base stations


Under : Scientific Committees : Electromagnetic fields

04 September 2013

SCCS - Extension of deadline for comments on opinions


Under : Scientific Committees

13 August 2013

SCENIHR - Minutes of the 2nd plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 25 June 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

13 August 2013

SCHER - Minutes of the 2nd plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 28 June 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

12 August 2013

Easy to read summaries of scientific opinions - Opinion on nano-form zinc oxide in sunscreens


Under : Scientific Committees

06 August 2013

SCHER - Request for a scientific opinion on chromium VI in toys


Under : Scientific Committees

26 June 2013

New events on Rare Diseases


Under : Rare diseases

26 June 2013

Midday express: Rules established on Health Technology Assessment


Under : Health technology assessment

26 June 2013

EU Health Policy Forum - Investing in health position paper


Under : Health strategy : Interest groups

24 June 2013

Personally speaking by Commissioner Borg: Children are not small adults!


Under : Medicinal products for human use

20 June 2013

Health-EU Newsletter 111 - Health and enlargement – Croatia


Under : EU in the world

18 June 2013

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS): layman version available on Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products


Under : Scientific Committees

11 June 2013

Health and safety at work: Commission opens public consultation on future EU policy framework


Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

06 June 2013

Pilot project on increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in vulnerable population groups - Progress report for May 2013 now available


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

23 May 2013

Pilot project on increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in vulnerable population groups - Progress report for April 2013 now available


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

22 May 2013

eNews: Members of "investing in health" expert panel nominated today


Under : Health systems performance assessment

22 May 2013

Decision on the members of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health


Under : Health systems performance assessment

16 May 2013

MEMO: European Patients' Rights Day: 10 benefits the EU brings to patients


Under : Health systems performance assessment

14 May 2013

Mandate for a joint scientific opinion on Synthetic Biology


Under : Scientific Committees

13 May 2013

eHealth week 2013, Dublin, 13-15 May 2013


Under : eHealth

16 April 2013

Pilot project on increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in vulnerable population groups - Progress report for March 2013 now available


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

09 April 2013

eNews: Health Policy Forum focuses on investing in health


Under : Interest groups

05 March 2013

Commissioner Borg interview in “Life today”, one of the most popular Bulgarian weekly magazine. Read the article. Choose translations of the previous link български (bg)


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19 February 2013

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public - Summary of the scientific opinion on Health Effects of Artificial Light


Under : Scientific Committees

19 February 2013

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public - Summary of the scientific opinion on Security Scanners


Under : Scientific Committees

28 January 2013

Minutes of 33rd Working Group on Cosmetic Ingredients of 15 January 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

28 January 2013

Minutes of 31st Working Group on Hair Dyes of 22 January 2013


Under : Scientific Committees

25 January 2013

National plans or strategies for rare diseases - Italy added


Under : Rare diseases

22 January 2013

The EU Platform for action on diet, physical activity and health visualised


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

14 January 2013

Key information on the pilot project on increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in vulnerable population groups


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

08 January 2013

New Eurobarometer on attitudes of Europeans towards air quality


Under : Healthy environments

04 January 2013

List of eurobarometers updated


Under : Social determinants and health inequalities : Population groups : Nutrition and physical activity : Interest groups : Health systems performance assessment : EU in the world

30 November 2012

Q&A: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS by the EU


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

28 November 2012

Pharmacovigilance - Public consultation on post-authorisation efficacy studies


Under : Medicinal products for human use

22 November 2012

Health-EU Newsletter 100th edition - Ageing healthily


Under : Ageing

19 November 2012

Healthy Life Years data updated (# 40)


Under : Indicators

16 November 2012

Publication: Health at a Glance: Europe 2012


Under : Reports

16 November 2012

The bi-monthly Health-EU newsletter is celebrating its 100th edition on 22 November 2012 with a special issue. Don't miss it!


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