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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.

HAPPY INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE 2015    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) In 2014, the European Union has crossed a critical year for the future of all Eu[...]

EU Menu: contracts awarded, guidance updated    europa.eu

Published on: 22 December 2014 EU Menu: contracts awarded, guidance updated[...]

Rehabilitation: key to an independent future for children with poliomyelitis in Tajikistan    who.int

A WHO disability-rehabilitation team in Tajikistan has worked with representatives of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics to support the rehabilitation of people who contracted pol[...]

[EPHA-TACTICS briefing] Child Injury Prevention in Europe    epha.org

In the framework of the TACTICS project, coordinated by the European Child Safety Alliance, EPHA released and prepared a briefing entitled 'Mandated responsibility for Intentional and Unintentional C[...]

Press Centre - Major contract to support new pan-EU pension fund    europa.eu

The European Commission has made a key step on the way to establishing a new pan-European pension arrangement, designed to boost research mobility in Europe. It announced today (16 December 2014) the[...]

18 months and counting – EU undecided on ratifying Marrakech Treaty, as blind people miss out on reading books    euroblind.org

Visitors to EBU's website will know that we, our friends in WBU and many other organisations campaigned hard for years to get agreement on a treaty at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WI[...]

EDF WELCOMES THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DISABILITY INTERGROUP    edf-feph.org

EDF welcomes the decision of the Conference of Presidents to re-establish the Disability intergroup for another legislature. Alive since 1979, the Disability Intergroup is one of most consensual and[...]

Homicide: men three times more likely to be victims    who.int

Men are three times more likely to be victims of homicide. Nearly 35 000 people lost their lives to homicide in 2012 with males aged 30-59 years most at risk. A new WHO European factsheet, published [...]

Spotlight on the Cancer Prevention Network: Multimedia Library    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Spotlight on the Cancer Prevention Network: Multimedia Library Join[...]

Distinguishing Idiopathic Parkinson's From Other Parkinsonian Syndromes By Breath Test    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: Exhaled breath analysis with nanoarray is a promising approach for a non-invasive, inexpensive, and portable technique for differentiation between different Parkinsonian states. A larger[...]

EU EQUAL TREATMENT LAW: TIME FOR MEMBER STATES TO ACT!    edf-feph.org

representing millions of EU citizens at risk of discrimination, including women, persons with disabilities, younger and older people, LGBTI persons, members of ethnic, religion and belief communitie[...]

ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THE INVISIBLE WORKERS?    edf-feph.org

According to the latest EU data, there is still a 26% difference in rates of employment for persons with and without disabilities across the EU . This is 30 points lower than the Europe 2020 target [...]

THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT EXPRESSES ITS DEEP CONDOLENCES FOR THE DECEASE OF FORMER COMMISSIONER JACQUES BARROT    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) 8 December 2014 | In the frame of the sad news that the former Commissioner, Jac[...]

Launch of Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Launch of Knowledge Summaries of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Contro[...]

Released: TNM e-learning modules    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development On the occasion of the 2014 World Cancer Congress (WCC), eCancer an[...]

European Day for People with Disabilities: the Swedish city of Borås wins the Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities    europa.eu

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that the Swedish city of Borås is the winner of the 2015 Access City Award.[...]

EMPLOYMENT & ACCESSIBILITY THE FOCUS OF THIS YEAR’S EUROPEAN DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

is the best guarantee for human dignity, self-esteem, financial independence and prosperity. Accessibility is a key to ensuring true participation in society and helps removing barriers that persons[...]

European Day for People with Disabilities: the Swedish city of Borås wins the Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities    europa.eu

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 03 December 2014 On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that the Swedish city o[...]

EDF HAS A NEW DIRECTOR    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) Catherine Naughton has been working at EDF’s member organisation, CBM at its EU [...]

[EPHA Report] The effects of the crisis on mental health of children and young people    epha.org

This new report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) highlights existing evidence on the detrimental effect of the ongoing economic crisis and austerity-driven measures on the mental healt[...]

EU refusing to give blind people equal access to apps!    euroblind.org

On 27 November the 28 Ministers in charge of Telecommunications are meeting in Brussels to discuss progress on the web accessibility directive on the basis of a progress report published by the Itali[...]

Innovative research to assist start-ups with their growing pains    europa.eu

Most start-up enterprises face growing pains in their early years as scarce resources limit their ability to scale up fast enough, forcing them to operate at the periphery of the market. The European[...]

Hypocritical spending: European Parliament again votes to continue subsidies for tobacco growing    epha.org

The European Parliament voted last week to once again prolong subsidies [...]

CMDh agrees to strengthen warnings on the use of valproate medicines in women and girls    europa.eu

Women to be better informed of risks of valproate use in pregnancy and need for contraception[...]

No consistent evidence of an increased risk of heart problems with testosterone medicines    europa.eu

The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh), a regulatory body representing EU Member States, has agreed by consensus that there is no consistent evidenc[...]

Recognition of skills gained outside school or university is still a challenging road to take, report revealed    europa.eu

Member States still have a long way to go to ensure that knowledge, skills and competences that people have acquired outside school or university are recognized, valued and accepted despite some good[...]

EDF CALLS ON MEPs TO VOTE FOR THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DISABILITY INTERGROUP    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) 19 November 2014 | Members of the European Parliament will vote on 24-26 Novembe[...]

EDF PRESIDENT GOT ELECTED AS CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) The first board meeting of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) after its[...]

ACCESSIBLE TOURISM IN THE HEART OF THIS YEAR'S EUROPEAN DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) source of growth for the economy in Europe, representing today 1.8 million busin[...]

ON THE WAY TO THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT VOTES FOR INCLUSION    edf-feph.org

In times of crisis , it is more imperative than ever to make most of our rights as citizens and not let any decisions concerning our lives be taken for us without us. Europe is entering the 7th year[...]

EDF - MICROSOFT EVENT ON NEW SKILLS FOR NEW JOBS    edf-feph.org

The European Disability Forum and Microsoft share a commitment to finding new ways to strengthen e-skills and facilitating the creation of new jobs . Achieving these goals can be helped through a di[...]

Botulinum toxin type a potentiates effect of neuromotor rehabilitation of Pisa syndrome in Parkinson: A placebo controlled study    epda.eu.com

Botulin toxin (BT) may reduce muscle hyperactivity, therefore improving CT effectiveness. Authors evaluated whether the injection of incabotulinum toxin type A (iBTA) into the hyperactive trunk muscl[...]

Lifetime exposure to Estrogens and Parkinson's disease in California teachers    epda.eu.com

Conclusions: These results provide some support for the hypothesis that lifelong high estrogen is protective in PD, suggesting that the level and persistence of exposure over the long term may be imp[...]

UNFPA - World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows    unfpa.org

“Today’s record 1.8 billion young people present an enormous opportunity to transform the future,” says UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim. “Young people are the innovators, creators[...]

UNFPA - World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows    unfpa.org

“Today’s record 1.8 billion young people present an enormous opportunity to transform the future,” says UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “Young people are the innovators, creators[...]

"The situation in Russian schools is critical; it needs a quick intervention to fight social stigma against children"    aidsactioneurope.org

On November 4, 2014, Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe met 15 activists from LGBT communities from Moscow. The Initiative [...]

AWHHE - Eight Women Strive for Health and Healthy Environment in Armenia    env-health.org

The Armenian Weekly is currently covering special reports about environmental organisations in Armenia, one of which focused on HEAL member Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE). [...]

Conference on hormone associated cancers and EDCs in French Senate    env-health.org

In order to understand the increase of breast cancer cases in France, environmental factors especially EDCs exposure need to be taken in to account. This was the central theme of a recent conference [...]

“Getting Ready for Baby campaign” launched    env-health.org

HEAL is one of 70 organisations supporting a US campaign to get baby-focused retailers to commit to getting rid of some of the most hazardous chemicals in their products. The Getting Ready for Baby c[...]

EU OMBUDSMAN COMMITS TO WORK ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) met the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, to discuss future cooperation on the[...]

Formulations of hormone therapy and risk of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The findings from this study suggest an increase in PD risk associated with esterified estrogen use combined with progestin, and no risk associated with conjugated estrogen with progestin. These find[...]

Our new report ‘Access Denied!' is out now!    euroblind.org

Today and tomorrow we are in European Parliament organising [...]

Imaging prodromal Parkinson disease: The Parkinson Associated Risk Syndrome Study    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Subjects with DAT deficit who do not meet criteria for a diagnosis of PD can be identified by olfactory testing. Sequential biomarker assessment may identify those at risk of PD.[...]

EDF CALLS ON THE EU TO MEET THE NEW CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT PERIOD FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 9 November 2014| This weekend, EDF Board meeting gathered together representatives from organisations of persons with disabilities around Europe. The meeting opened by EDF President, Yanni[...]

EU EQUAL TREATMENT LAW: WE'VE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG!    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 6 November 2014 – As high-level EU Member States’ representatives meet today to discuss how to make equality a reality for all, equality and anti-discrimination organisations call on them [...]

Air quality research suggests major benefits for children    env-health.org

HEAL's Deputy Director shares new research showing that children born to mothers exposed to high levels of PAHs in air pollution during pregnancy are five times more likely to show symptoms that char[...]

Head injury, α-synuclein genetic variability and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The study finds some evidence that head injury and D4S3481 or rs356165 variants jointly increase the risk of PD but little evidence of interaction.[...]

UNFPA - New Report Shows More Women and Girls Have Access to Contraceptives in the World's Poorest Countries    unfpa.org

“Deciding about pregnancy should be by choice, not by chance,” said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Co-Chair of FP2020’s Reference Grou[...]

Jordan Breast Cancer Program 2014 Campaign launched    uicc.org

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) , a UICC Member, have been entrusted with the leadership of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) . Established in 2007 as a national prog[...]

Research Headlines - New tests aim to detect breast and ovarian cancers earlier    europa.eu

The EU-funded project EPIFEMCARE is developing blood tests that could lead to the earlier detection of ovarian and breast cancers, fewer over-diagnoses of breast cancer and improved personalised care[...]

“Alcohol and Childhood Don’t Mix” Campaign    eurocare.org

Earlier this month DrinkWise launched an investigation and uncovered a shocking truth - people in England are failing to protect their children from the negative effects of alcohol.[...]

Survey: Understanding the impact of smart phone apps used by men who have sex with men (MSM) on HIV prevention in Europe    aidsactioneurope.org

Terrence Higgins Trust and ECDC are inviting stakeholders to take part in a survey on [...]

EU breast cancer research targets personalised treatment    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 October 2014 Caption: The ASSURE project tailors breast cancer screening - hematoxylin and eosin marked breast tissue containing invasive ductal carcino[...]

EU project INPROFOOD: New interactive policy game brings young people’s voices onto a European level    eufic.org

Over the course of three years the INPROFOOD consortium explored new ways to establish dialogue and mutual learning between the scientific and civil society community, developing practical guidelines[...]

Research Headlines - New horizons in treating breast cancer    europa.eu

Today, in most developed countries, a woman s chance of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8. Clinical trials have shown that despite its effectiveness, chemotherapy can also cause long- term side-effects[...]

UNFPA - Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood    unfpa.org

"The reality is that pregnant women are facing a double threat – dying from Ebola and from pregnancy or childbirth, due to the devastating impact of Ebola on health workers and health systems,” said[...]

European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer - Calls for expressions of interest    europa.eu

European Commission - The European Commission invites individual experts to join the working groups which will be established in the framework of the European Initiative on Breast Cancer:[...]

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark underlines importance of universal vaccination in address to Tajik medical students    who.int

Today, on World Polio Day, as part of her visit to Tajikistan to draw attention to maternal and child health issues throughout the WHO European Region, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark underlined t[...]

Research Headlines - New horizons in treating breast cancer    europa.eu

Today, in most developed countries, a woman s chance of getting breast cancer is 1 in 8. Clinical trials have shown that despite its effectiveness, chemotherapy can also cause long- term side-effects[...]

New European Parliament and Gender Equality post-2015: taking stock of progress made, where's health?    epha.org

The European Parliament Committee on Gender Equality (FEMM Committee) has started making post-2015 plans for a new gender equality strategy. Debating a report written by MEP Maria Noichl, S&D, DE[...]

Danish Crown Princess Mary to visit Tajikistan to promote mother and child health, immunization    who.int

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will visit Tajikistan on 23-25 October 2014, as Patron of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. With Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe,[...]

RES – Save the date! Hormone dependent cancer and EDCs    env-health.org

On 29 October Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) is hosting an event on hormone-dependent cancers and EDCs, sponsored by Mrs Chantal Jouanno, Senator of Paris. According to the International Agency for[...]

WECF – Conference on breast cancer, reproductive health and EDCs    env-health.org

Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) France successfully held their international conference on breast cancer, women's reproductive health and EDCs: from knowledge to prevention on 14 October. [...]

Statement on the results of the European employment summit (Milan, 8 October)    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Parliament plenary session Strasbourg, 21 October 2014 President,[...]

A Genetic Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease Shows Involuntary Movements and Increased Postsynaptic Sensitivity to Apomorphine    epda.eu.com

Study results document for the first time a disturbance of ERK1/2 signaling regulation associated with apomorphine-induced involuntary movements in a genetic mouse model of synucleinopathy. This mous[...]

Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack    escardio.org

According to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania: [...]

Speech - Towards a new 'social contract' in Europe    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Speech - High-level Conference on the European Social Charter Turin, 17 October 201[...]

UNFPA - Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood    unfpa.org

"The reality is that pregnant women are facing a double threat – dying from Ebola and from pregnancy or childbirth, due to the devastating impact of Ebola on health workers and health systems,” said[...]

High Speed Blind Dates in European Parliament!    euroblind.org

On 11 and 12 November 2014 we will be in Brussels for high speed [...]

The right to a safe, healthy and meaningful adolescence    who.int

Every adolescent deserves the opportunity to have a safe and healthy transition into adulthood. Adolescence is a time of experimentation, but some behaviour may jeopardize health. Supporting young pe[...]

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on the need for revision of the points to consider on the clinical investigation of new medicinal products for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

An update of the Committe for Medicinal Products for Human Use points to consider on new medicinal products for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome is foreseen. This document covers a number of [...]

World Cup 2014 Alcohol Marketing Reached Millions of Children    eurocare.org

In a report released last week, Alcohol Concern urges the UK government to consider whether the harms outweigh the benefits of alcohol marketing in sport.[...]

How the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative support Youth Guarantee Schemes    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Italian Presidency Conference [...]

Imaging prodromal Parkinson disease: The Parkinson Associated Risk Syndrome Study    epda.eu.com

Conclusion: Subjects with DAT deficit who do not meet criteria for a diagnosis of PD can be identified by olfactory testing. Sequential biomarker assessment may identify those at risk of PD.[...]

EU-wide commitments to fight child poverty and social exclusion    epha.org

Eurochild, with the help of its member organisations and partners, carried out an analysis of the 2014 National Reform Programmes (NRPs) of EU Member States. Respondents from 17 EU Member States (MS)[...]

PRAC review does not confirm increase in heart problems with testosterone medicines    europa.eu

Committee recommends medicines can continue to be given for their authorised uses[...]

PRAC recommends strengthening the restrictions on the use of valproate in women and girls    europa.eu

Women to be better informed of the risks of valproate use during pregnancy[...]

The Youth Guarantee – an essential investment for the future    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Italian Presidency Conference on Employment Milan, 8 October 2014 Dear Ministers, L[...]

Draft inventory of paediatric therapeutic needs: Paediatric oncology    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[...]

"Growing the European bioeconomy"    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Third Bioeconomy Stakeholders' Conference Turin, 8 October 2014 Minister [...]

The EU Youth Guarantee    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 October 2014 How serious a problem is youth unemployment and inactivity in the EU? Just under 5 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU-28 area [...]

Implementing the Youth Guarantee    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Lecture at University of Tampere Tampere, 6 October 2014 Ladies and gentle[...]

Combating obesity through national school food policies across Europe    eufic.org

Schools are regarded as a promising intervention target to counteract the increase of childhood obesity levels. In this context, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) published a repo[...]

European Commission to press for adequate funding for jobs at Milan employment summit, 8 October    europa.eu

MEMO Brussels, 7 October 2014 European Commission European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will press EU leaders to live up to their budget commitments at a special summit on employment in M[...]

Success Stories - First large-scale study of lung infections in premature babies    europa.eu

Lung infections are one of the most common illnesses to potentially endanger the lives of prematurely born children. Babies born before their term can frequently suffer from Chronic Lung Disease of P[...]

Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review shows recovery still fragile    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 October 2014 The economic recovery which started in the spring of 2013 remains fragile and future employment developments remain uncertain, according the[...]

Making children and adolescents visible    who.int

Young people are seldom heard or involved in decisions about circumstances that affect their lives. Involving children and adolescents in the process of policy-making is a key issue in the new WHO Eu[...]

On the International Day of Non-Violence EHRN calls women who use drugs to fight violence against them    aidsactioneurope.org

Today on the International Day of Non-Violence EHRN presents a video where activists and human rights experts call women who use drugs to fight violence against them. More information here.[...]

Facilitating applications for paediatric investigation plans    europa.eu

European Commission's new guideline is applicable as of today[...]

Statement regarding interim findings of WHO assessment of deaths of children in Idleb governorate, Syrian Arab Republic    who.int

A WHO assessment of the cause of the death of 15 children in rural Idleb, northern Syrian Arab Republic, has concluded that the most likely cause of the event was the incorrect use of a drug called A[...]

Formulations of hormone therapy and risk of Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The findings from this study suggest an increase in PD risk associated with esterified estrogen use combined with progestin, and no risk associated with conjugated estrogen with progestin. These find[...]

Vĕra Jourová » European Commissioner-designate for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality    epha.org

After putting pressure on Member States, President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has secured the nomination of nine women, including Vĕra Jourová, the first female Commissioner-designate from the Czech R[...]

Ketoconazole HRA recommended for approval in Cushing's syndrome    europa.eu

European Medicines Agency facilitates patients' access to a treatment of a rare hormonal disorder[...]

WECF - Conference: Breast cancer, women's reproductive health and EDCs    env-health.org

On 14 October, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) France are co-hosting an international conference on breast cancer, women's reproductive health and EDCs: from knowledge to prevention in Lyo[...]

2nd European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference (10-16.12.2014), Bursa    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

UNFPA - World Leaders Commit to Intensify Efforts to Realize Women’s Health, Rights, Equality    unfpa.org

During the ICPD, held in Cairo in 1994, 179 governments agreed on a 20-year Programme of Action that included a bold new vision of the relationships between population, development and individual we[...]

Mefloquine not recommended as alternative drug for malaria prevention treatment in pregnancy    edctp.org

The results of two large randomised controlled trials conducted in Africa that tested mefloquine, a drug for malaria prevention in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant women, were published in the [...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Paediatric investigation plan: Expected key elements and requirements for a new DTaP containing combination vaccine seeking marketing authorisation, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This document defines the study outline that applicants should follow when preparing the PIP for a new diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis containing combination vaccine (e.g. pentavalent, hexaval[...]

Avoiding duplication of clinical trials in children    europa.eu

Proposed single development plan for tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccines is released for public consultation[...]

26 years of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 September 2014 What is the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)? The Contest was initiated in 1989 when then European Commission President Jacques[...]

Employment: Commission welcomes new Public Employment Services Network as key milestone for Youth Guarantee implementation    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 September 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's official launch of the Public Employment Services Network, a new cooperation structure helping M[...]

UNFPA - World Leaders Commit to Intensify Efforts to Realize Women’s Health, Rights, Equality    unfpa.org

During the ICPD, held in Cairo in 1994, 179 governments agreed on a 20-year Programme of Action that included a bold new vision of the relationships between population, development and individual we[...]

Highlights of RC64 day 3 – Adoption of action plans on vaccines and prevention of child maltreatment    who.int

Two far-reaching action plans - on vaccines and prevention of child maltreatment - were adopted, mapping the path for interventions in these areas until 2020.[...]

New Action Plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking (Binge Drinking)    eurocare.org

The Action Plan, which focuses on the prevention of alcohol related harm in the fields of youth drinking and heavy episodic drinking, has been endorsed by the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and[...]

Highlights of RC64 day 3 – Adoption of action plans on vaccines and prevention of child maltreatment    who.int

Two far-reaching action plans - on vaccines and prevention of child maltreatment - were adopted, mapping the path for interventions in these areas until 2020.[...]

Youth Guarantee: learning from the Finnish experience    europa.eu

Members States are meeting on 18-19 September in Helsinki to review the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Finland, a pioneer country in developing this scheme.[...]

Youth Guarantee: learning from the Finnish experience    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 September 2014 Members States are meeting on 18-19 September in Helsinki to review the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Finland, a pioneer count[...]

Highlights of RC64 day 3 – Adoption of action plans on vaccines, prevention of child maltreatment, and food and nutrition    who.int

Three far-reaching action plans - on vaccines, prevention of child maltreatment, and food and nutrition - were adopted, mapping the path for interventions in these areas until 2020.[...]

WHO supports investigation of reports of child illness and death in the Syrian Arab Republic    who.int

On 16 September 2014, WHO became aware of reports of some children becoming ill or dying in Idlib, a rural area of the Syrian Arab Republic where a local health organization was carrying out a measle[...]

Rising numbers of children living in poverty across Europe    who.int

The number of children living in relative poverty is increasing across all Member States in the WHO European Region. The new WHO strategy - Investing in children: the European child and adolescent he[...]

Statement on Roll-out of the Youth Employment Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Parliament plenary session Strasbourg, 17 September 2014 Presiden[...]

Research Headlines - New hope for patients suffering from rare genetic disease    europa.eu

Very few of us have heard of Alpha-Mannosidosis. However, this rare genetic disease has affected the lives of hundreds of families across Europe and the world. Its first symptoms appear in early chil[...]

Statement by the European Public Health Alliance to the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe    epha.org

As a comprehensive approach to the achievement of good health and well-being, tackling health inequalities early and giving every child the best start to life, we welcome the proposed European Child [...]

Peer Review in Italy: Innovative practices with marginalised families at risk of having their children taken into care    europa.eu

The benefits to a child's development of growing up in a positive family environment are frequently stressed. In 2011, Italy launched its Programme of Intervention to Prevent Institutionalisation (PI[...]

The EU Youth Guarantee    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 September 2014 How serious a problem is youth unemployment and inactivity in the EU? Over 5 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU-28 area in [...]

Youth Guarantee: Commission reviews 18 pilot projects    europa.eu

The European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 Youth Guarantee pilot projects at a seminar in Brussels today. The meeting will review achievements and lessons learned.[...]

Youth Guarantee: Commission reviews 18 pilot projects    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 September 2014 The European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 Youth Guarantee pilot projects at a seminar in Brussels today. The meeting [...]

Youth Guarantee: progress and achievements of 18 pilot projects    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 September 2014 See also IP/14/981 The European Commission is meeting with the coordinators of 18 Youth Guarantee pilot projects at a seminar in Brussels on 9th Se[...]

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