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HEALTH CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS UPON MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S STRONG STAND ON HEALTH WITHIN THE EU BUDGET 2021-2027

On 1 April 2019, health civil society has published a statement calling on the Council and its Working Party on Structural Measures, responsible for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) file, to uphold…

Civil society welcomes European Parliament push for a more ambitious EU health budget in 2021-2027

The EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs are encouraged to note that the European Parliament has improved the Commission…

A reflection paper dangerously lacking reflection on reaching the agreed target of HIV, viral hepatitis and TB elimination by 2030

Today, the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis issues a statement in response to European Commission's reflection paper Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030. The paper…

New High-Tech System Against Falsified Medicines Goes Live In Europe

A ground-breaking new high-tech system to catch falsified medicines in the supply chain in Europe went into effect today (February 8), allowing prescription medicines to undergo verification for authenticity before…

#EU4Health: An overarching EU SDG implementation strategy is the only viable scenario

The European AIDS Treatment Group has co-signed a reaction letter to the European Commission’s Reflection Paper: Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030, together with organisations that have endorsed the #EU4Health…

Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region

Migrants and refugees at higher risk of developing ill health than host populations, reveals first-ever WHO report on the health of displaced people in Europe Copenhagen, Geneva, 21 January 2019…

Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin, December 2018 issue

The Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin, December 2018 issue is now available online. The bulletin is published quarterly and aims to provide information about policies, programmes, standards, guidance, evidence…

ECDC issues migrant screening and vaccination guidance

Increased rates of migration to and within the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in recent years has made the development of migration policy, including health policy, a priority…

Europe’s hepatitis challenge

A hidden epidemic is coming to light in Europe but under-reporting and late diagnosis continue to hamper progress in preventing hepatitis B and C infections. Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan reports. Most…

HIV Outcomes: Online Compendium of Good Practices for the long-term health of people living with HIV launched

BRUSSELS: Today, HIV Outcomes launched an Online Compendium of Good Practices for securing the long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV.   Although people with HIV can now anticipate…

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