The aim of the EU Health Award for NGOs Working to Prevent Tobacco Use is to reward outstanding initiatives by NGOs which have helped achieve higher levels of public health for Europeans through actions aimed at avoiding tobacco use initiation among adolescents and young adults.
European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, will announce the winners of the 2018 EU Health Award for NGOs Working to Prevent Tobacco Use. More than150 participants will have the opportunity to discuss a wide range of health topics. The meeting will be webstreamed.
The Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases was formalised in July 2018 with a goal of supporting EU countries in reaching the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Interview of Dr Franz Schaefer of Heidelberg University, current Chair of the Coordinators of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs), a network of experts who help patients with rare or complex diseases who have not been able to get an accurate diagnosis or proper treatment.
On the occasion of World Polio Day, two new studies show some worrying trends: in a number of countries, confidence in vaccination is declining and there is a lack of coordination on this issue among Member States.
The joint evaluation of the legislation on medicines for children and rare diseases (medicines for special populations – orphan medicines) is an important step in the process of assessing EU rules for these medical areas.
The 2017 Annual Transplant Report show that in 2017 there were 700 more transplants performed in the EU compared to the year before.
Director of Public Health at the Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, John F. Ryan, discusses sustainable development goals on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis and the Commission's work toward meeting them as reflected in the Staff Working Document published this summer.
By Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Deadline for submissions: 12 October 20h00 CET, Brussels time.