By Xavier Prats Monné, Director- General for Health and Food Safety.
The Commission is issuing a set of recommendations for how the EU can strengthen cooperation in the fight against diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. This follows President Juncker's call, in his 2017 State of the Union address, for action to increase vaccination coverage and to ensure that everyone in the EU has access to vaccines.
The European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market.
The Consultation has found that the legislation has made blood, tissues and cells safer in the EU, but that it is not up-to-date with scientific, technological, epidemiological or societal developments.
Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety Martin Seychell discusses the Steering Group he chairs on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases.
The kick-off meeting of the Joint Action on Innovative Partnership for Action against Cancer (IPPAC) takes place today and tomorrow in Luxembourg in the presence of the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.
Today in Brussels, the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention is holding its fourth meeting to discuss best practices to support national policies on non-communicable diseases.
This year, the Commission will reward NGOs that contributed to the fight against tobacco, especially by stopping young people from taking up smoking and/or using other forms of tobacco.
The Study maps EU-funded cooperation projects for the period 2007 to 2017 in EU and EEA countries and Switzerland, provides insight into opportunities and challenges for cross-border cooperation in healthcare and offers guidance to local and regional authorities and other parties who are interested in starting a health-related cooperation project.
On this occasion, Vytenis Andriukaitis and other EU Commissioners urge leaders in Europe and beyond to take a multi-policy approach and address the social conditions that encourage its spread, in addition to mobilising funding for research, and ensuring access to preventative and curative healthcare for all.