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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.

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

Plant health: risks linked to import of soil and growing media[...]

EFSA issues ESCO report on risks and benefits of folic acid    europa.eu

EFSA issues ESCO report on risks and benefits of folic acid[...]

HIV and STI prevention among men who have sex with men - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

HIV and STI prevention among men who have sex with men[...]

Early childhood care - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Accessibility and quality of services[...]

EU HAS ITS FIRST EXAMINATION AT A UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY BODY    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) Next week, EDF and its members will be in Geneva to take part in the examination[...]

EFSA updates advice on infant and follow-on formulae    europa.eu

EFSA updates advice on infant and follow-on formulae[...]

Public consultation: composition of infant and follow-on formulae    europa.eu

Public consultation: composition of infant and follow-on formulae[...]

[Event announcement] EPHA Annual Conference side session: "Launch of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) Report "The Cost of Exclusion from Healthcare: the Case of Irregular Migrants""    epha.org

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will unveil key data and findings on the sensitive issue of irregular migrants and access to healthcare. A panel of high level speakers will rev[...]

EFSA meets Italian government on school and transport links    europa.eu

EFSA meets Italian government on school and transport links[...]

EFSA gives update on semicarbazide: no reason to change current dietary habits including for babies. Precautionary action by industry recommended for baby foods    europa.eu

EFSA gives update on semicarbazide: no reason to change current dietary habits including for babies. Precautionary action by industry recommended for baby foods[...]

Better combination therapies for colorectal cancer patients    europa.eu

An EU-funded project is attempting to validate a prototype test designed to predict which combination therapy would best suit individual patients with colorectal cancer, the most common form of cance[...]

EFSA Panel advises on how to avoid microbiological risks in infant formulae, at home and in hospital    europa.eu

EFSA Panel advises on how to avoid microbiological risks in infant formulae, at home and in hospital[...]

An epic, perilous journey for a teenage boy travelling alone    ifrc.org

Ebrahim is a 20-year-old man from Iran who currently lives in the UK. His story is a tale of exile and tragic separation from his family, as well as struggle to start a new life.[...]

EU Menu: contracts awarded, guidance updated    europa.eu

EU Menu: contracts awarded, guidance updated[...]

EFSA considers the risk of TSE transmission via embryo transfer and artificial insemination in small ruminants    europa.eu

EFSA considers the risk of TSE transmission via embryo transfer and artificial insemination in small ruminants[...]

EFSA assesses possible health risk for children from nitrate in leafy vegetables    europa.eu

EFSA assesses possible health risk for children from nitrate in leafy vegetables[...]

WHO European Region has lowest global breastfeeding rates    who.int

Breastfeeding is the best option for infant feeding, and has long-term health benefits for mothers. However, breastfeeding rates in many countries in the WHO European Region are low and in some cases[...]

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[...]

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