World Lung Cancer Day was held on 1 August. The annual event helps spread awareness about the impact of the disease on individuals and societies across the world.
Statement by Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
The document is an overview of EU policy initiatives and activities to meet the global sustainable development goal of ending the AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics by 2030 and to fight hepatitis and other communicable diseases.
The study found that patients in Europe are still generally unaware of their rights and the possibility to access health services in other EU Member States, as well as of the existence of National Contact Points (NCPs) to help them exercise their rights under the Cross-border Healthcare Directive.
Editorial by Qasim Chaudhry, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and Ulrike Bernauer, Chair of the SCCS Working Group on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products.
The European Commission will organise a series of events to promote the EU Health Programme results. It will showcase the results of past and ongoing activities in the field.
The European Union (EU) and Japan have agreed to broaden the range of medicines for which they will recognise each other’s inspections of manufacturing sites.
The Commission adopted a Decision which establishes the Steering Group as a formal expert body. The objective of the Steering Group is to help the Member States reach the Sustainable Development Goals related to health and to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable disease.
The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published the final Opinion on the potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
Over 300 policy makers, healthcare providers, patient representatives and other experts discussed their views about the future cooperation on HTA.