Timo Pesonen, the new Director General of the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow), discusses the revamped Medical Devices section on the European Commission's website that was launched to help smooth the transition to two new Regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
Today, the EU Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA) published its report titled "Tools and methodologies to assess the efficiency of health care services in Europe: an overview of current approaches and opportunities for improvement".
On 1 April 2019, the European Commission launches the 2019 EU Health Award for cities, NGOs and schools. This year, the Commission will reward initiatives seeking to prevent and reduce obesity in children and young people (6-18 years).
Helga Festøy, Head of Unit, Safe Use, at the Norwegian Medicines Agency talks about a new development in the EURIPID collaboration, which helps make information about pharmaceuticals available to national authorities and makes it easier for them to control costs.
These Guidelines by the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) concern guidance on how to perform benefit-risk assessment of phthalates used in certain medical devices. Deadline for comments is 29 April 2019.
Simona Martin, Scientific Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, talks about the new European Platform on Rare Disease Registration launched at the occasion of Rare Disease Day on February 28.
Carina Dantas, Innovation Director at Cáritas Coimbra, explains why her organisation is an active member of the EU Health Policy Platform and hosted one of the platform's previous cycle of thematic networks, Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE).
The conference will bring together patients, advocacy groups, leading professionals, transplant agencies, national authorities as well as EU institutions for a unique exchange of views on their common aim: increasing organ donation and transplantation in the EU. EUDONORGAN is a project funded by the EU.
The meeting will be an opportunity for the representatives of Member States, the EIB and several European Commission services to discuss a wide range of public health policies and initiatives. On 15 February, the Steering Group will hold its first joint meeting with the Horizon2020 Programme Committee.
The Joint Action on Tobacco Control is a 3-year action (2017 – 2020), with a budget of EUR 2.5 million under the EU Health Programme 2014-2020. The Joint Action aims to support Member States in the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).