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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Dutch king & queen visit children in hospital and learn about Parkinson's research    epda.eu.com

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited children at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and toured research labs at Van Andel Institute on Tuesday, June 2.[...]

ON THE WAY TO THE FINAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE EU & THE UN CRPD COMMITTEE    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) The EU has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ([...]

Research Headlines - Personalising breast cancer screening    europa.eu

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for women, despite screening programmes cutting mortality rates. EU-funded researchers have developed new tools for personalised screening programmes to impr[...]

Good for youth, good for business - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

European Alliance for Apprenticeships[...]

Gender equality index 2015 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012 : country profiles[...]

Gender equality index 2015 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012 : report[...]

Events - World Congress on Breast Cancer - 3-5 August 2015, Birmingham    europa.eu

Breast Cancer is the most common cause of death in women. The main objective of Breast Cancer-2015 is more targeted therapy for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and also to reduce the use of c[...]

Stimulating the development of medicines for children    europa.eu

EMA's revision of class waiver list expected to push the exploration of many more medicines for use in children[...]

New measures to reduce unemployment in FYR of Macedonia and 2010 Child Poverty Act targets abandoned in the UK    europa.eu

Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent developments in social protection in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Ma[...]

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS DECLARATION ON ACCESSIBLE TOURISM    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) The declaration has been signed by more than 380 MEPs , showing Parliament’sstro[...]

How disability can pioneer architectural innovation    europa.eu

Disability is often associated with access legislation rather than a source of creativity for architects. With her ERC grant, Prof. Ann Heylighen wanted to reverse this perspective. Her findings sugg[...]

Initiativ Liewensufank - IBFAN Publication on climate change and health    env-health.org

What does breastfeeding have to do with climate change? That is the question IBFAN, the International Baby Food Action Network, is asking - and answering - in their new publication on climate change [...]

Newly arrived women and children migrants to Hungary receive PSS in transit centre.    ifrc.org

Hungarian Red Cross provides psychosocial support to women and children in Röszke transit centre near the border with Serbia.[...]

Research Headlines - Biomarkers for personalised breast cancer treatment    europa.eu

In Europe, some 463 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in women. Depending on certain conditions, different drug combinations will be more [...]

Summer: useful tips for travellers and students    europa.eu

With the summer holiday season starting, millions of Europeans are planning trips across the continent and beyond, while many young people have finished school and wondering what to do next.[...]

Initiativ Liewensufank - Publication on climate change and health    env-health.org

What does breastfeeding have to do with climate change? That is the question IBFAN, the International Baby Food Action Network, is asking - and answering - in their new publication on climate change [...]

Alliance for Cancer Prevention – Open letter to Breast Cancer Now    env-health.org

The newly merged UK charity Breast Cancer Now (BCN) has been urged to acknowledge the environmental and occupational risk factors for breast cancer and to act on primary prevention. An open letter si[...]

ELF - Air pollution increases child hospital admissions for lung conditions    env-health.org

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) highlights research in Spain which has found a link between exposure to high levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and an increased risk of children being admitt[...]

MEANWHILE... PEOPLE IN GREECE STILL SUFFER    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 9 July 2015 | Once again, EDF calls on EU institutions and the governments in Europe to think of ordinary people in Greece who must still survive with no money, no jobs, no access to credi[...]

New tools to support outreach to non-registered young unemployed    europa.eu

The numbers of young people in contact with Youth Guarantee providers have risen in Finland, Latvia, Portugal and Romania following communication and outreach campaigns in the past four months.[...]

ONE STEP CLOSER TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 2 July 2015 | During the event “Towards a barrier-free Europe: European Disability Card” organised by MEP Marek Plura in the European Parliament on 30 June, Commissioner Thyssen announced [...]

Plant health: risks linked to import of soil and growing media    europa.eu

Published on: 25 June 2015 Plant health: risks linked to import of soil and growing media[...]

EU MEMBER STATES NEED TO RATIFY THE MARRAKECH TREATY NOW!    edf-feph.org

Yesterday at the European Parliament, the European Blind Union and the European Disability Forum joined forces with the World Blind Union, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue and MEPs in hosting a p[...]

Empowering women and girls through education - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Empowering women and girls through education[...]

Main causes of female poverty - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Compilation of in-depth analyses, workshop 30 March 2015[...]

Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union[...]

The London School of Economics (LSE) important research project exploring patients' & their caregivers' perceptions of health    epda.eu.com

The London School of Economics (LSE) is leading an EU-funded research project, Advance-HTA, looking at aspects of health technology assessment (a method used to determine where and how new treatments[...]

The Commission replies to the UN on how the EU is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities    europa.eu

The European Commission published today its replies to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on how the EU's is implementing the dedicated UN Convention.[...]

European Alliance for Apprenticeships: companies and organisations commit to making 140 000 apprenticeships available to young people    europa.eu

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 22 June 2015 The fight against youth unemployment is a top priority for the European Commission. Good quality apprenticeships help young people to acquir[...]

EU EQUAL TREATMENT LAW: THE TIME IS NOW!    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 18 June 2015 | Six months ago, organisations representing millions of EU citizens at risk of discrimination called on EU Member States to show clear commitment on the proposed Horizontal D[...]

What happens in teenagers' brains    europa.eu

Adolescence is marked by significant physical, cognitive and socio-emotional changes. Despite these well-known developments, the neural mechanisms supporting this phase of growth in the life of human[...]

Early dialogue to support development of medicines for children    europa.eu

EMA's early interaction meetings encourage consideration of paediatric needs in the early phases of medicine development[...]

Real change does not come easy – young volunteers lead the way!    ifrc.org

In June, 20 young Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia came together to find ways to inspire members of their communities to lead a more healthy lives[...]

Joint Statement on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 June 2015 On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Pol[...]

Access City Award 2015 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Examples of best practice for making EU cities more accessible[...]

Administrative data sources on gender-based violence in the EU - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Administrative data sources on gender-based violence in the EU[...]

Scientific guideline: Paediatric addendum on the CHMP guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products for the treatment of acute heart failure, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This is an addendum to the 'Guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products in the treatment of acute heart failure' (CHMP/EWP/2986/03 Rev. 1). It is not meant as a guidance document on its[...]

Improving maternal and child health: a priority for Bulgaria    who.int

The mortality of children under 5 years of age is 2-2.5% higher in Bulgaria than in the rest of the European Region. Lowering this rate is a key priority for the Ministry of Health of Bulgaria, and 8[...]

Dutch king & queen visit children in hospital and learn about Parkinson's research    epda.eu.com

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited children at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and toured research labs at Van Andel Institute on Tuesday, June 2.[...]

ABCF – Book on Helen Muscat's life    env-health.org

A charming book `Her Way - Helen's Inspiration to Life', written by Ingrid Zerafa for the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), documents Helen's approach to life through many testimonials. As [...]

WECF – Film on EDCs and pregnant women    env-health.org

This recent film by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) provides practical advice for pregnant women on how to avoid EDCs. It builds on a WECF guide for consumers on EDCs and awareness activit[...]

EU Ministers to discuss web accessibility directive on 12 June - we need a better deal!    euroblind.org

The 28 EU Ministers will meet in Brussels this Friday to discuss a progress report (http://bit.ly/1FqtTxZ) on Council's work on the Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies' Websites Directive. We are c[...]

Dutch king & queen visit children in hospital and learn about Parkinson's research    epda.eu.com

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited children at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and toured research labs at Van Andel Institute on Tuesday, June 2.[...]

Events - Challenges of Research Targeting Children in Resource-Poor Settings and the Uptake of Results - 7 September 2015, Basel, CH    europa.eu

At this Symposium, which will be held during the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, the participants will discuss ways to use research results to improve children's [...]

Sustainable forestry: creating jobs, benefiting rural communities, advancing gender equality    europa.eu

To stop the Mediterranean region turning into a desert, the EU-funded MENFRI project is establishing forest management strategies and solutions that address environmental concerns across the Mediterr[...]

UN CONFERENCE OF STATE PARTIES: EDF WILL REPORT FROM NEW YORK    edf-feph.org

UN CONFERENCE OF STATE PARTIES: EDF WILL REPORT FROM NEW YORK On 9-11 June, the heart of the disability movement worldwide will be beating in New York, where the 8 th session of the Conference of St[...]

Dramatic increase in Caesarean sections    who.int

For most women, giving birth is a pleasurable and exciting experience and, with great care and support, it is a safe procedure. However, improved technology and increased knowledge about childbirth h[...]

EDF’S ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2015: PROGRESSING RIGHTS IN EUROPE    edf-feph.org

On 30-31 May 2015, the EDF Annual General Assembly in Warsaw gathered representatives from the disability movement from all over Europe together with representatives of European institutions, includ[...]

Health and wellbeing of mothers and children in emergencies    ifrc.org

 IFRC receives an award for its dedication and support to the Alliance for Malaria Prevention First-ever global conference on climate and health ends at WHO in Geneva Growth through collaboration i[...]

Employment of disabled people - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Statistical analysis of the 2011 labour force survey ad hoc module : 2015 edition[...]

EU youth guarantee - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

First steps taken but implementation risks ahead Special report No 03, 2015[...]

5 years of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

A springboard for business creation and growth[...]

Gender gap in pensions in the EU - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Research note to the Latvian Presidency[...]

Payment of 1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

Today the European Commission has made almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed.[...]

EMA recommends treatment for rare cancer in children    europa.eu

Unituxin to prolong survival in young patients with high-risk neuroblastoma[...]

Accelerated pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative: Questions and Answers    europa.eu

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 May 2015 Why increase the pre-financing rate? The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) followed a proposal from the Commission and a high-level political ca[...]

Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on payment of 1 billion euro for the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 May 2015 Today the European Commission will make almost 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed. The decision to exceptional[...]

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 21 May 2015 | Yesterday the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority of 7 political parties, a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementati[...]

Road traffic crashes – the greatest threat to children’s lives    who.int

In the European Region there is no greater threat to the lives of children aged 5-17 years than a road traffic crash. The Third UN Global Road Safety Week, taking place on 4-10 May 2015, focuses on c[...]

PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES WITH THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) Brussels, 14 May 2015 | On Tuesday 12 May 2915, the European Parliament organise[...]

2015 Ageing Report warns of growing cost of ageing population    epha.org

On 12 May the European Commission published The 2015 Ageing Report, which presents economic and budgetary projections for the 28 EU member states for the period 2013-2060. Though the total population[...]

Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care[...]

Country-specific recommendations 2015 - Speaking points of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 May 2015 The European Semester exercise is of course about economic governance in the first place but we know that at the end of the day it is also about [...]

Statement about the online sharing of breastmilk    europeanmilkbanking.com

The statement, to be released on 19th May 2015, alerts families and health care professionals to the risks associated with the sharing of breastmilk.

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LATVIAN EU PRESIDENCY HOLDS MINISTERIAL MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION IN THE EU    edf-feph.org

Riga, 11 May 2015 | Today in Riga, the Latvian Presidency of the EU organised a High level Meeting on Disability focusing on inclusive education and inclusive employment of persons with disabilities[...]

Inventory of paediatric therapeutic needs - Gastroenterology    europa.eu

Based on Article 43 of the European Union Paediatric Regulation the Paediatric Committee at the European Medicines Agency (PDCO) is working to establish an inventory to identify the needs in the diff[...]

Inventory of paediatric therapeutic needs - Endocrinology    europa.eu

Based on Article 43 of the European Union Paediatric Regulation the Paediatric Committee at the European Medicines Agency (PDCO) is working to establish an inventory to identify the needs in the diff[...]

Better hospital care for children    who.int

In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, children are receiving better care and hospitals are enjoying increased capacity following a WHO project on improving the quality of paediatric care in hospitals. The 3-[...]

Better hospital care for children    who.int

In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, children are receiving better care and hospitals are enjoying increased capacity following a WHO project on improving the quality of paediatric care in hospitals. The 3-[...]

Research Headlines - Targeting the drivers of difficult-to-treat breast cancers    europa.eu

One quarter of breast cancer cases belong to two subtypes that are difficult to treat. EU-funded researchers are identifying new therapeutic targets for these patient groups. The research has already[...]

Citizens call for end of coal as support for Germany's climate plans grows    env-health.org

On 25 April citizens formed a human chain along an open pit mine in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, to call for the shift away from coal and a just energy transition. HEAL supports ambition German g[...]

Breast Cancer UK – Ask your local candidates to pledge to prevent breast cancer    env-health.org

A day before the UK general election, Breast Cancer UK needs your help to persuade the next Government to take action and prioritise the primary prevention of breast cancer by tackling all of the roo[...]

Générations Cobayes - The Tour de France of the eco-orgasm    env-health.org

This aim of the ambitious project of Générations Cobayes, non merci! is to raise awareness among young people in France about the link between environmental pollution and the epidemic of chronic illn[...]

WORK FORUM ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 30 April 2015 | This year’s Work Forum on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place yesterday in Brussels. EDF and its members we[...]

The rising concern of gestational diabetes    eufic.org

Gestational diabetes is a medical condition that occurs during pregnancy. It is rising in prevalence, fuelled mainly by increasing obesity rates and changing lifestyle patterns. Here we look at how t[...]

Statement by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on the European Parliament vote on advancing 1 billion euro in pre-financing for the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 29 April 2015 I welcome today's vote in the European Parliament on my proposal to make 1 billion euro available for the young unemployed [...]

Codeine not to be used in children below 12 years for cough and cold    europa.eu

The CMDh has agreed by consensus new measures to minimise the risk of serious side effects, including breathing problems, with codeine-containing medicines when used for cough and cold in children.[...]

70,000 school children in Milan will have a "taste" of Europe on 8 May eating European Healthy School Lunches    europa.eu

European Commission - European Healthy School Lunches is an initiative to promote healthy diets for children. On 8 May, 70,000 children in Milan from pre-school to secondary sc[...]

Poor indoor environments at school    who.int

Many children are exposed to poor indoor environments in schools, with issues including stuffy air, dampness and mould, uncomfortable temperatures and poorly functioning toilets. A new WHO report on [...]

Poor indoor environments at school    who.int

Many children are exposed to poor indoor environments in schools, with issues including stuffy air, dampness and mould, uncomfortable temperatures and poorly functioning toilets. A new WHO report on [...]

SPARCs Fly    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development UICC’s advanced breast cancer initiative has kicked off with overwh[...]

COMMISSIONER THYSSEN COMMITS TO SUPPORT THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

In the beginning of the meeting, BDF President, Pierre Gyselinck , underlined that EDF is representing 80 million citizens with disabilities across Europe; therefore the EU has the responsibility to[...]

EMCDDA underlines growing importance of effective treatment for cannabis use    europa.eu

Providing effective treatment for those with cannabis use disorders is likely to become a matter of growing importance in European drug policy. This is according to the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) today[...]

Refugee women turn Red Cross volunteers in support of fellow refugees    ifrc.org

Belgorod Red Cross branch helps refugees help themselves.[...]

Administrative data sources on gender-based violence against women in the EU - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Current status and potential for the collection of comparable data : technical analysis[...]

Gender equality law in 33 European countries - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

How are EU rules transposed into national law in 2014 ?[...]

Precarious and less well-paid? - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Wage differences between permanent and fixed-term contracts across the EU countries[...]

Report on equality between women and men 2014 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Report on equality between women and men 2014[...]

Released: TNM e-learning modules    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development eCancer and UICC have collaborated to produce a set of 7 modules on[...]

Promoting high quality scientific research in paediatric medicines    europa.eu

Registration now open for a workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA) on 28 May 2015[...]

SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge grants closing soon    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge grants closing soon Ther[...]

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