Today the Commission services and the European Medical Agency (EMA) have launched a joint action plan to foster the development of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), with the aim of streamlining the procedures and better addressing the specific requirements of ATMPs developers.
The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and merging Risks (SCHEER) - Commission's independent scientific committee - published its final Opinion on tolerable intake of aluminium in order to determine the acceptable levels of aluminium counts in toys.
Message from Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
The Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs. The 3rd partnership forum will take place on 26 and 27 October 2017.
European Commission Director General for Health and Food Safety Xavier Prats Monné speaks about the Commission's efforts to improve the health of migrants and refugees, while helping Member States to strengthen their health systems to become more accessible, effective and resilient.
The mid-term evaluation of the first three years of the implementation of the third Health Programme 2014-2020 reveals that the European Commission has made major progress towards reaching the programme's objectives.
The EU-financed Compass Consortium launched a new brochure on Good Practices for Mental health at work, in schools, and prevention of depression and suicide. The brochure gathers best practices from across the EU for the benefit of organisations and institutions seeking to improve the care that they provide in mental health and well-being – be they schools, workplaces, community centres, counselling services or medical service providers.
Today, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis announced the 10 initiatives that have made it on the shortlist for the EU Health Award for NGOs 2017, which aims to reward Non-Governmental Organisations that have contributed to a higher level of public health in the EU through promoting vaccination.
Registration is open until 13 October 2017 for the third hearing on effective ways of investing in health, organised by the European Commission's Expert Panel on Health. The event will take place in the Residence Palace, Brussels on 25 October 2017.
The meeting is organised by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea), in cooperation with the European Commission, Health and Food Safety Directorate General. It will be web-streamed and a chat will be organised.