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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.

“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 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Statement on Youth Employment    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Parliament plenary session Strasbourg, 16 July 2014 President, Ho[...]

Peer Review in Belgium: Children First – pilot local consultation platforms on child poverty    europa.eu

In May 2014, the Belgian government embarked on funding a year-long pilot project of local `consultation platforms', intended to raise awareness of child poverty, provide parents with information abo[...]

UNFPA - Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns    unfpa.org

The 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries represented in the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: A Universal Pathway – A Woman’s Right to Health suffer 96 per cent of the global burden of [...]

UNFPA - Women, Girls Face Escalating Risk of Violence, Exploitation during Iraq Crisis, Warns UNFPA    unfpa.org

UNITED NATIONS, New York – With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, [...]

UNFPA - With 546 days left to score Millennium Development Goals, new roadmap released to save lives of additional 140,000 women, 250,000 newborns by end of 2015    unfpa.org

The Roadmap focuses heavily on the 48 hours surrounding childbirth, when the lives of the mother and child are at greatest risk and it is possible to deliver high-impact, cost-effective intervention[...]

UNFPA - At least two women each hour fall victim to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says UNFPA    unfpa.org

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Ahead of the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, to be hosted by the United Kingdom next week, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that witho[...]

Access City Award 2014 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

European cities responding to the accessibility needs of ALL citizens[...]

Investing in children - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Breaking the cycle of disadvantage : a study of national policies[...]

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

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

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy    europa.eu

The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Italy.[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 July 2014 The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) i[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund    europa.eu

Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11 July to accelerate the programming arrangements and practical implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative at[...]

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF EUROPE+ ALLIANCE    edf-feph.org

This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013) Brussels, 8 July 2014/// Today, Europe+ is being officially launched at the Euro[...]

EU measures to tackle youth unemployment    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 July 2014 What is the current situation? 5.2 million young people were unemployed in the EU-28 area in May 2014. This represents an unemployment rate of 22.2% (23[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11th July to accelerate the programming arrangements and prac[...]

Research Headlines - Why cancer drugs affect young children differently    europa.eu

Cancer drugs save lives, but they are highly toxic. Using the right amounts is crucial. EU-funded research focusing on doxorubicin, one of the main drugs used in chemotherapy, has generated new knowl[...]

Association found between high cholesterol and breast cancer    escardio.org

An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK. Read moreTopics: Basic Science, Cardiov[...]

UNFPA - With 546 days left to score Millennium Development Goals, new roadmap released to save lives of additional 140,000 women, 250,000 newborns by end of 2015    unfpa.org

The Roadmap focuses heavily on the 48 hours surrounding childbirth, when the lives of the mother and child are at greatest risk and it is possible to deliver high-impact, cost-effective intervention[...]

Peer Review on Youth Guarantee, Helsinki, Finland, 18-19 September 2014    europa.eu

Over 30 delegates from different Member States and International bodies will attend a two-day Peer Review on the different experience and practices across EU countries regarding to specific aspects o[...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: mother-to-child transmission    who.int

Mother-to-child transmission accounted for just 1% of new cases of HIV infection reported in 2012. In September 2014, WHO/Europe will report on progress in implementing the European Action Plan for H[...]

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: mother-to-child transmission    who.int

Mother-to-child transmission accounted for just 1% of new cases of HIV infection reported in 2012. In September 2014, WHO/Europe will report on progress in implementing the European Action Plan for H[...]

TWO YEARS OF EDF CHAIRING THE INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE    edf-feph.org

EDF is a proud founding member of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and EDF President, Yannis Vardakastanis, has been the first elected chair of its governing body over a mandate of the la[...]

UNFPA - Women, Girls Face Escalating Risk of Violence, Exploitation during Iraq Crisis, Warns UNFPA    unfpa.org

UNITED NATIONS, New York – With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, [...]

Third European drugs summer school opens today in Lisbon    europa.eu

The third European drugs summer school (EDSS) - `Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies' - opens today in Lisbon and will run until 11 July. The initiative, organised by the Univ[...]

EFA is growing: AGM 2014    efanet.org

EFA's Annual General Meeting and Networking Day in Brussels EFA's 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on the 16th of June in Brussels next to the European Parliament at the Radisson Blu EU h[...]

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 EBU “VISION FOR EQUALITY” AWARD    euroblind.org

The EBU Vision for Equality Award is given to European organisations, institutions, policy makers, enterprises or individuals in recognition of their commitment to protect and promote the rights of b[...]

Blood donation low among young people    who.int

Over 70% of people aged 15-24 years in the WHO European Region have never given blood; the corresponding figure for the biggest donor group (those aged 40-54) is 54%. Magda Barańska, a 17-year-old st[...]

Girls, Women and Alcohol (11.11.2014), Dublin    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[...]

Growing inequalities in Hungary - is harassment of Hungarian NGOs the right answer?    epha.org

"One day the poor in Hungary will have nothing left to eat but the rich." Over a million Hungarians live below the poverty line. As inequalities are on the rise in Hungary, a mock fast food restaura[...]

Research Headlines - Treating seizures in newborn babies    europa.eu

During or just after birth many babies suffer from an inadequate intake of oxygen. Known as birth asphyxia this dangerous condition occurs in approximately 10 per 1,000 live births and is responsible[...]

The EHRA White Book 2014 highlights growing use of complex therapies for heart rhythm abnormalities in Europe    escardio.org

The White Book reports on the current status of arrhythmia treatment in 49 of the 56 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) member countries for the year 2013. The new White Book is published in electr[...]

[Press Release of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children] Will Europe 2020 deliver for children?    epha.org

17 June 2014, Brussels - Press Release of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children (1) ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) 19-20 June 2014 and in view[...]

Child soldiers and the EU policy on children and armed conflict - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Child soldiers and the EU policy on children and armed conflict[...]

Youth on the Move - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Europe supports young people : study, train, work, innovate, take part, your rights, learn, move, volunteer, create in Europe[...]

EIGE Resource & Documentation Centre - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Your gateway to gender equality knowledge[...]

7TH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

New York, 10-12 June 2014 | The 7 th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) took place on 10-12 June 2014. Prior to thi[...]

Plenary Session 5: Update and controversies in prostate cancer    uroweb.org

“The 29th EAU Congress has been a success. Particularly the attendance of countries beyond Europe was very high, for example Latin American countries like Brazil and Venezuela,” said Prof. Per-Ander[...]

Study shows PCa survival rates gap between Western and Eastern Europe    uroweb.org

There is still exists a big gap between Western and Eastern European countries when it comes to overall survival rates among prostate cancer (PCa) patients, and the difference is linked to the use of[...]

EAU14 Souvenir Session: Urological imaging is a highly evolving field but approaches should change    uroweb.org

Imaging in urology is undergoing rapid changes but current research needs to change and should concentrate on well-designed and high quality studies, according to Prof. Peter Albers (DE).[...]

Council reaches political agreement on new rules for growing GMOs    europa.eu

Meeting in Luxembourg, ministers in the Council adopted the political agreement text on the draft GMO directive and held policy debates on the 2030 framework and the clean air package.[...]

One month later, an elementary school is still home    ifrc.org

One month after the devastating floods that forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kata Djukic sits on a mattress on the floor of an elementary school in O[...]

European Commission allocates national budgets for 2014/2015 EU School Fruit Scheme    epha.org

The Management Committee of the EU School Fruit Scheme agreed on the final national envelopes available for the 2014/15 operating period of the Scheme in each participating Member State. The decision[...]

Medicines for Children : Annual report on benefits and infringements under the Paediatric Regulation    europa.eu

European Commission - New legislation governing the development and authorisation of medicines for paediatric use - Regulation (EC) N° 1901/2006 - entered into force in the European Uni[...]

UNFPA - At least 2 Women Each Hour Fall Victim to Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Says UNFPA    unfpa.org

According to data compiled by the Congolese Government, with technical and financial support from UNFPA, 18,795 cases of gender-based violence were reported in the DRC in 2012. “Even in normal situa[...]

EU PUBLISHED ITS FIRST REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION    edf-feph.org

On 5 June 2014, the European Union published its first report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The EU ratified the Convention in 2010 [...]

Children in criminal proceedings: European Commission proposal to increase protection makes a decisive step forward    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 06 June 2014 Today, Justice Ministers from the Member States agreed on a general approach (an informal agreement) for measures that will guarantee special [...]

Research Headlines - Protecting newborn babies against pain    europa.eu

About one in every ten newborn babies needs special care for premature birth or other complications and the treatment practices may involve painful or stressful procedures.[...]

Research Headlines - Better, faster treatment for children with cancer    europa.eu

ENCCA project helps to get better treatment more quickly to children and other young people suffering from the disease. EU-funded researchers are improving collaboration among cancer specialists work[...]

Red Cross youth volunteers mobilize after Bosnia and Herzegovina flooding    ifrc.org

Nedim Jasic, 21, has been volunteering for the New Sarajevo branch youth chapter of the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the past eight years.[...]

EPHA participates in meeting between Member States and Advisory Group on 'Fruit and Vegetables' and EU School Fruit Scheme Experts Group    epha.org

On 20 May, EPHA participated in a joint meeting between EU Member States (MS), DG Agriculture's Advisory Group on Fruit and Vegetables and the EU School Fruit Scheme (SFS) Expert Group. The meeting w[...]

Research seminar on the effects of the crisis on young people    europa.eu

Since the onset of the crisis, young people throughout the EU have been adversely affected disproportionally compared to other age groups. Only a third of young people aged 15-24 currently have a job[...]

UNFPA - Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns    unfpa.org

The 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries represented in the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014: A Universal Pathway – A Woman’s Right to Health suffer 96 per cent of the global burden of [...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France    europa.eu

The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to tackle youth unemployment.[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France to use 620 million to tackle unemployment    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 June 2014 The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment In[...]

UNFPA - 30,000 South Sudanese Women at Risk of Dying in Childbirth, Warns UNFPA    unfpa.org

UNITED NATIONS, New York --As the conflict in South Sudan continues to intensify, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that an estimated 200,000 pregnant women will be in need of urgent [...]

SCHER - Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the use of calcium cyanamide as fertiliser    europa.eu

European Commission - When preparing its policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, the Commission relies on independent Scientific Committees to provide it [...]

[Joint press statement] Newly elected European Parliament to stand strong and ambitious on women's health and rights    epha.org

28 May 2014, Brussels - The health of women has a direct bearing on the health of the future generation, their families, and communities, and ultimately, [the health of societies. >http://orwh.od.[...]

Save the Children EU office event and report on Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU    epha.org

During the financial crisis, the number of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Europe went up by almost 1 million, with an increase of around half a million in just one year between 20[...]

[Médecins du Monde] New MdM report on access to healthcare for the most vulnerable in a Europe in social crisis – Focus on pregnant women and children    epha.org

On May 13th 2014, the International Network of Médecins du monde - Doctors of the World presented its most recent report on [...]

World Health Assembly, day 3: monitoring framework for maternal and child nutrition approved    who.int

At the World Health Assembly on Wednesday, Member States approved a global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The WHO Secretariat was asked to develop recommendations[...]

EU ELECTIONS 2014: IT’S TIME TO VOTE FOR INCLUSION    edf-feph.org

Brussels, 23 May 2014 | The European elections have started. The first polling stations opened yesterday in a couple of EU Member States and the rest of Europe will vote in an election that that wil[...]

YU-SEE Networking Seminar on Impact of Health on Young People (25-30.06.2014)    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[...]

European Medicines Agency recommends first-in-class medicine for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for Translarna (ataluren), an orphan-designated me[...]

Joint letter to Euro­pean Council calling­ for children's righ­ts to be strengthened in the future EU Home Affairs    epha.org

Joint open letter to the European Council calling for European commitments on children's rights to be prioritised in future common migration and asylum policies Dear President Van Rompuy Brussels, 22[...]

E- journal of Cardiology Practice Likely features of female coronary artery disease    escardio.org

A woman complaining of chest pains might have a compromised anamnestic record, systolic arterial hypertension, abdominal obesity, diabetes, lipid metabolism disturbances, a habit of smoking, psychoso[...]

DISABILITY PERSPECTIVE IN EU COHESION POLICY: EU OMBUDSMAN INVESTIGATES PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE PREPARATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS    edf-feph.org

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has initiated an investigation concerning the respect for fundamental rights in the EU's cohesion" policy. The Ombudsman has received many complaints in the a[...]

Success Stories - Helping premature babies breathe normally    europa.eu

Premature newborn babies frequently suffer from difficulties in breathing during their first weeks of life, a condition known as respiratory distress syndrome. In such cases, they are normally given [...]

YU-SEE Networking Seminar on Impact of Health on Young People    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[...]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) update: cases reported in the Netherlands, and implications for the European Region    who.int

Since April 2012, and as of 16 May 2014, 614 laboratory‐confirmed cases of human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS‐CoV) have been reported to WHO, including 181 deaths[...]

THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT CALLS FOR THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF ORGANISATIONS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION    edf-feph.org

Zagreb, 18 May 2014 | The European conference on ‘Monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in practice’ brought together more than 200 individual[...]

Speech at the Business and Professional Women’s Club    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Ardilaun Hotel Galway, 16 May 2014 Ladies, Thank you so much for inviting[...]

Violence against women - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

An EU-wide survey : main results[...]

The European Union contest for young scientists - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

The European Union contest for young scientists[...]

UNFPA - 30,000 South Sudanese Women at Risk of Dying in Childbirth, Warns UNFPA    unfpa.org

UNITED NATIONS, New York --As the conflict in South Sudan continues to intensify, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that an estimated 200,000 pregnant women will be in need of urgent [...]

An EU that works for young people    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László Andor Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion SOAS, University of London London, 15 May 2014 Dear students, dear staff, ladies an[...]

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