European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, looks at some of the Commission's findings, based on lessons learned during the two-year 'State of Health in the EU' cycle.
The prize aims to reward outstanding initiatives by NGOs which have helped achieve higher levels of public health for Europeans through vaccination.
The European Commission just published 28 Country Health Profiles and a Companion Report, which provide an in-depth and clear analysis of EU Member States' health systems.
The meeting features the ceremony for the EU Health Award 2017 for NGOs promoting vaccination by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (live streaming @13:30). The Commissioner will congratulate all shortlisted candidates.
The new Guidelines adapt the GMP requirements to the specific characteristics of ATMPs and address novel scenarios such as decentralised manufacturing, automated production, and reconstitution of ATMPs.
Editorial by Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety.
The Commission recommendations on improving the information contained on product leaflets for EU medicines are the basis of the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) newly published action plan on improving production information for EU medicines.
The Commission organises the first of a series of 15 workshops under the Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) programme on the prevention and control of AMR. The three-day practical training sessions target officials from the public health, veterinary and food producing sectors in all 28 EU countries.
15 November 2017 marks the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an EU-level initiative to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the importance of using antibiotics prudently.
The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has published a Scientific Advice on (1) new scientific information on the safety of PIP breast implants and (2) another on the possible association between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).