The 3-year EU project PATHWAYS contributed to the development of innovative approaches to promote the professional integration and reintegration of people with chronic diseases and improve their employability.
28 February is earmarked for raising awareness of the impact that rare diseases have on the lives of patients and their caregivers. This year, policy makers, researchers, companies and healthcare professionals were asked to increasingly involve patients in rare disease research.
Read the presentations from the 9 February 2018 meeting on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
A Commission Director and Chair of the HTA Network Andrzej Ryś opened the meeting, and presentations were made by, among others, Director General Xavier Prats Monne and Deputy Director General Martin Seychell from the Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.
Social media may be beneficial for young people in care
Young people in care benefit from the psychological, emotional and social support gained via social media networks - according to new research from the University of East Anglia's Centre for Research on the Child and Family.
Act quickly! ECDC Public call for expression of interest deadline extended to 2 March 2018
The call is for Commission appointees to the Advisory Forum of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to represent interested parties at European level, such as non-governmental organisations representing patients, professional bodies or academia.
Multi-stakeholder workshop to further improve the implementation of the Paediatric Regulation (London, 20 March 2018)
This workshop, organised by the European Medicines Agency and the European Commission, follows the publication of the Commission’s ten-year report on implementation of the Paediatric Regulation and the state of paediatric medicines in the European Union.
This year's theme, 'Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world" focuses on building commitment at all levels to end tuberculosis. According to the WHO, 10.4 million people developed TB and 1.8 million people died from TB in 2016, making it the world's top infectious killer.
The fight against antimicrobial resistance in the EU: EU One-Health Network meets in Brussels
On 5 February 2018, the Commission gave the state of play of the new EU AMR Action Plan, the EU's strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment, supporting activities in developing countries, and funding opportunities under the Structural Reform Support Service.
Healthcare in the EU: Expert Panel on Health publishes 3 Opinions to help guide policy makers
The independent Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health has adopted three Opinions related to access to healthcare, innovative payment models for high-cost innovative medicines and performance of primary care.
New Q and A on the safety features concerning falsified medicines
This Q and A pertains to the Commission Delegated Regulation's safety features and how the authenticity of medicines should be verified and by whom. The Delegated Regulation and the new medicine verification system it lays down, will apply as of next year, 9 February 2019.
Collaborative Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research (CLEO)
One of the initiatives considered for the European Health Award 2017, which rewarded NGOs for their initiatives in the field of vaccination, was CLEO's project to encourage more health workers' to get seasonal influenza vaccinations.