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Issue 130 | New Tobacco Products Directive: an achievement for public health in Europe

by Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 129 | Driving eHealth from promise to reality

Dr. Clemens Martin Auer, Co-Chair eHealth Network and Director General of Ministry of Health, Austria

Issue 128 | Showcasing the best health journalism in Europe

By Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 127 | EU committed to action on chronic diseases

Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health

Issue 126 | Third Health Programme promotes optimal cooperation

Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 125 | Rare Disease Day 2014: Joining together across Europe for better care

Yann Le Cam, Chief Executive Officer, European Organisation for Rare Diseases – EURORDIS

Issue 124 | New EU tobacco control measures

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

Issue 123 | The Falsified Medicines Directive: improving the safety of EU medicines

By Paola Testori Coggi, Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 122 | Cancer

By Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Consumers and Health, European Commission

Issue 121 | Health inequalities

By John F. Ryan, Acting Director Public Health Directorate

Issue 120 | SCENIHR: Protecting citizens against new health risks

Prof. Philippe Hartemann, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Emerging or Newly Identified Health Risks

Issue 119 | European Antibiotic Awareness Day promotes prudent antibiotic use in over 40 countries

By Marc Sprenger, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Issue 118 | Diabetes: the need for a cross-sectoral EU policy response

By João Manuel Valente Nabais, President of IDF Europe

Issue 117 | The cross-border healthcare directive enters into force

By, Paola Testori Coggi, Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 116 | Mental health

By, Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 115 | Anti-discrimination in health

By, Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 114 | EU Actions to fight obesity and to promote healthier lifestyles

By, Philippe Roux, Head of Unit, DG SANCO, Unit C4, Health Determinants

Issue 113 | Citizens better protected from cross-border health threats

By Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 112 | Special Edition - Scientific Committees

By, Prof. Thomas Platzek, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety

Issue 111 | Health and enlargement – Croatia

By Sylvain GIRAUD, Head of Unit D1 Strategy and International, Directorate D Health Systems and Products, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 110 | Right to health, right to life – HIV and human rights

By Henning Mikkelsen, EU Liaison Officer, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Issue 109 | eHealth Week: Driving a healthier Europe

By Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, BDS, MBA, Secretary General of the Department of Health of Ireland

Issue 108 | Sound scientific advice and expertise helping to make life healthier and safer for European citizens

By Paola Testori Coggi, Director-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 107 | Patient safety gets better treatment across EU countries

Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 106 | Investment in Health a priority in the Social Investment Package

By Paola Testori Coggi, Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 105 | Health of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities including Roma

By Isabel de la Mata, Principal Advisor with Special Interest in Public Health

Issue 104 | Health Systems – the European Dimension

By Nathalie Chaze, Head of Healthcare Systems unit, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 103 | EU Prize awards excellence in health journalism for the 4th time

By Helmut Brand, Professor of European Public Health, member of the EU Jury for the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2012, President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in European Region (ASPHER) and President of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG)

Issue 102 | Revision of the Tobacco Products Directive to meet challenges in tobacco control in the EU

By Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

Issue 101 | Key indicators of health and health systems across 35 countries presented in new report

By Stefan Schreck, Head of Health Information Unit, European Commission, DG Health and Consumers

Issue 100 | Special edition: ageing healthily

By Paola Testori, Director-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission

Issue 99 | Healthcare – A driver for new jobs

By Andrzej Rys, Director, Health Systems, European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers

Issue 98 | Pharmacovigilance – Monitoring the safety of medicines

By Patricia Brunko, Head of Unit, Medicinal Products – Authorisations and the European Medicines Agency, European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers

Issue 97 | Childhood immunisation: safe and effective prevention

By Herta Adam, Health Threats Unit, European Commission, DG Health and Consumers

Issue 96 | Sharing knowledge to advance dementia care in Europe

By Dr Armelle Leperre-Desplanques, project leader of ALCOVE – ALzheimer COperative Valuation In Europe

Issue 95 | New rules for clinical trials

By Stefano Soro, Head of Unit, European Commission, Medicinal products – quality, safety and efficacy, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers

Issue 93 | Heidi health wiki

By Stefan Schreck, Head of Health Information Unit, European Commission, DG Health and Consumers

Issue 92 | 14 June 2012 – World Blood Donor Day: ‘Every blood donor is a hero’

By Dr Dominik Schnichels, Head of Unit, European Commission, Substances of human origin and Tobacco control Unit, SANCO D4

Issue 91 | World No Tobacco Day – 'Ex-smokers are unstoppable' campaign

By Despina Spanou, Principal Adviser, Directorate–General for Health and Consumers

Issue 90 | Prevention is key: European Week Against Cancer – 25-31 May 2012

By Dr Wendy Yared, Director, Association of European Cancer Leagues

Issue 89 | High Level Conference on EU Health Programmes: results and perspectives

By John F. Ryan, Acting Director Public Health Directorate

Issue 88 | 2012 World Health Day: Ageing and health

By Maria Iglesia Gomez, Head of Unit, European Commission, Innovation for Health and Consumers Unit, SANCO 02

Issue 87 | Health is wealth

Nathalie Chaze, Head of Unit, European Commission, Healthcare Systems Unit, SANCO D2

Issue 86 | International Women's Day

Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Public Health at DG Health and Consumers

Issue 85 | Joining forces to fight rare diseases

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director, Health Directorate at DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Issue 84 | EU Health Prize for Journalists 2011

By John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

Issue 83 | Measures to better protect citizens from cross-border health threats

by John Ryan, Head of Unit, European Commission, Health Threats, SANCO C3

Issue 82 | Alcohol, work and productivity

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Royal Liverpool Hospital and University of Liverpool

Issue 81 | World AIDS Day 2011: 7 interventions, 1 aim – zero infections among people who inject drugs

Marc Sprenger – Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) – Wolfgang Götz – Director, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

Issue 79 | International scientific conference on electromagnetic fields and health

Laurent Bontoux, Risk Assessment Unit D5, SCENIHR Management Officer

Issue 78 | Risk Assessment at the European Commission

By Willem Penning, Head of Risk Assessment Unit D5, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers

Issue 77 | The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: using technology for a better life

By Paola Testori Coggi, Director General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission

Issue 76 | 2nd EU Health Programme (2008-2013): delivering results to improve citizens' health

Jacques Remacle, Head of Health Unit - Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)

Issue 75 | Complementary and alternative medicine for the healthcare needs of EU citizens

Dr Ton Nicolai, on behalf of CAMDOC, the alliance of the European CAM physicians' organisations

Issue 74 | Mind Matters: Mental health and young people in Europe

James Higgins, Policy Officer at the European Youth Forum

Issue 73 | Tackling Cancer in Europe – Open Forum of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer

Tina Lipušček, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia

Issue 72 | International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking – 26 June 2011

Wolfgang Götz, Director, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

Issue 71 | World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2011

Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health and Consumers

Issue 70 | eHealth Week 2011: Investing in Health Systems of the Future

Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Health, European Commission

Issue 69 | World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2011

By Andrew Smith, Head of Communication and Promotion, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Issue 68 | Antimicrobial resistance: the need for international cooperation

Dr. Emese Szilagyi, Medical Epidemiologist, National Center for Epidemiology, Hungary.

Issue 67 | Tuberculosis prevention beyond traditional health care system

Dr. Kristi Rüütel MD – HIV expert, Infectious Diseases and Drug Abuse Prevention Department, National Institute for Health Development

Issue 66 | EU strengthens pharmaceutical legislation to fight "falsified" medicines

Patricia Brunko, Head of Pharmaceuticals Unit C8, Public Health and Risk Assessment, European Commission, Health and Consumers Directorate-General

Issue 65 | Informed patients for safe cross-border healthcare

Nathalie Chaze, Head of Unit C5 –Health strategy and health systems

Issue 64 | Launch of new EU guidelines for colorectal cancer screening

Dr Lawrence von Karsa, Head Quality Assurance Group, Early Detection and Prevention Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Issue 62 | The challenges for risk assessment and risk assessors

Jim Bridges, Chairman, Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

Issue 61 | EU Health Prize for Journalists 2010

Paola Testori Coggi, Director General for Health and Consumers

Issue 60 | A Strategy on Nutrition - looking back and preparing for the way forward

By Despina Spanou, Principal Adviser, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Issue 59 | Nanomaterials: challenges for risk assessment

Wim De Jong, Vice-Chair, Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

Issue 58 | Prevalence and impact of dementia

Magda Aelvoet, Coordinator of the European Meeting on Dementia, Belgian minister of state

Issue 57 | EU Health Programme: a key tool for health

Jose Ramon Biosca De Sagastuy, Health Programme and Knowledge Management Unit – European Commission, Health and Consumers Directorate-General

Issue 56 | Organ donation and transplantation in Europe

Dr. Alessandro Nanni Costa, Director, Italian National Transplant Centre

Issue 55 | International day for the elderly (1 October)

Paola Testori Coggi, Director General, Health and Consumer Policy

Issue 54 | Who will care for an ageing population?

Andrzej Rys, Director for Public Health and Risk Assessment, European Commission

Issue 53 | Stay healthy…even on holiday!

Andrzej Rys, Director for Public Health, European Commission

Issue 52 | World Blood Donor Day 2010

By Patricia Brunko, Head of Unit Health Law and International European Commission, Health and Consumers Directorate General

Issue 51 | Your health – wherever you live

By Paola Testori Coggi, Director-General of the Directorate for Health and Consumers

Issue 50 | Europe marks World Multiple Sclerosis Day on 26 May 2010

By Peer Baneke, chief executive of the Multiple sclerosis international federation (MSIF) and Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel, president of the European multiple sclerosis platform (EMSP)

Issue 48 | 4th European Patients' Rights Day, 18 April 2010

By Melody Ross – Director, Active Citizenship Network (ACN)

Issue 47 | Tuberculosis World Day – NGOs help fight TB

By Lilian Severin – Director, TB/HIV in prisons programme

Issue 46 | Environment and health in Europe: 20 years of action and progress

by Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Issue 45 | "Patients and Researchers: Partners for Life!"

By Yann Le Cam, Chief Executive Officer of EURORDIS

Issue 44 | Working together to tackle cancer

By Sandra Radoš Krnel, Medical doctorNational Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia

Issue 43 | Efforts on behalf of universal access are bringing AIDS out of isolation

By Denis Haveaux Liaison Officer to the European Union, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Issue 42 | Antibiotic resistance is a global threat to public health that can only be solved by a world working together

By Otto Cars, MD. PhD, Professor, Chairman of Strama (Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance) and Director of ReAct (Action on antibiotic resistance)

Issue 41 | EU Health Prize for Journalists 2009

By Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou

Issue 40 | Mental Health in Primary Care: Enhancing Treatment and Promoting Mental Health

By Lisette Tiddens Engwirda, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

Issue 39 | Celebrating Europe’s commitment to people with dementia

By Jean Georges – Executive Director, Alzheimer Europe

Issue 38 | A sun-smart summer

Dr. Jürgen Vogelgesang - Product and Service Safety Unit - DG Health and Consumers – European Commission

Issue 37 | New Commission initiative on the health of young people 'Be healthy, be yourself'

By Androulla Vassiliou: European Commissioner for Health

Issue 36 | Help 2.0 campaign (2009-2010) on air for World No Tobacco Day

By Andrzej Rys, Director for Public Health, European Commission

Issue 35 | World Asthma Day – 5 May 2009

Giovanni Viegi, Director, CNR Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology – Palermo, Italy

Issue 33 | World Health Day – Health is the Greatest Wealth

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 32 | Coordinated actions are needed to stop TB in Europe

Dr. Tonka Varleva MD – Head of the Directorate for the prevention and control of AIDS and TB. Head of the programme to improve tuberculosis control in Bulgaria

Issue 31 | Health IS a gender issue

Brigitte Triems – President of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL)

Issue 30 | e-Health for individuals, society and the economy

By Nicola Bedlington, Executive Director, European Patients Forum

Issue 29 | Reducing the Burden of Cancer - yes we can

By Hildrun Sundseth, Head of EU Policy European Cancer Patient Coalition

Issue 28 | A healthier future means cleaning up the environment

By Génon K. Jensen, Executive Director of the Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL), Belgium

Issue 27 | Developing and implementing health policy in the European Union

Monika Kosinska, Secretary General European Public Health Alliance

Issue 26 | Organ donation and transplantation – a European approach

By Rafael Matesanz, Director of the National Transplant Organisation (ONT), Spain

Issue 25 | Antibiotic bacterial resistance: a European priority

By Prof. B. SCHLEMMER, Head of the national committee monitoring France's plan for keeping antibiotics effective

Issue 24 | World Osteoporosis Day: promoting awareness and policy change

By Daniel Navid, Senior Consultant International Osteoporosis Foundation

Issue 23 | Europe for patients - Commission campaign – for better health care for all in Europe

By Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Health

Issue 22 | Second Annual Nanotechnology "Safety for Success" Dialogue Workshop: Communicating on Safety

by Robert Madelin Director General for Health and Consumer Protection

Issue 21 | Europe against Alzheimer's

By Florence Lustman, inspector-general of finances, in charge of coordinating the French Alzheimer's plan 2008-2012

Issue 20 | New frontiers: future political, cultural and scientific challenges for health promotion

Prof. Franco Cavallo, President of the Scientific Committee, 8th IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion, Department of Public Health, University of Torino

Issue 18 | "Health Systems, Health and Wealth - Europe moving forward"

By Marc Danzon, WHO Regional Director for Europe