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ECDC: Laboratory testing of non-partner sperm donors

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control was asked by the European Commission to assess the risk involved in changing the testing requirements for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis…

Final outcome document of the Senior-Level Policy Dialogue on addressing HIV and TB challenges in the European region

Last December, Ministry of Social Affairs and National Institute for Health Development from Estonia, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, UNAIDS and the Global Fund organised a two day meeting…

EU makes it easier for companies to produce generic medicines for export

The European Commission on Monday (May 28) proposed to change intellectual property rules to let pharmaceutical companies produce generic drugs for export to countries and regions where they are not…

A more social Europe needs a more robust Health Programme

The EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, TB and Hepatitis, gathering leading civil society organisations at the national and regional level in the EU and neighbouring countries, welcomes with caution the…

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopts Resolution on DR-TB in Europe

On 10 May 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution on Drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe. The resolution will go to all 47 Ministers of Foreign Affairs…

Will the European Court of Justice put a stop to the evergreening of Truvada patents?

Truvada, the fixed-dose combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and emtricitabine (FTC) is a critical medicine in both HIV treatment and prevention. It is used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which…

Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis

Patient groups from 25 European countries participated in the Hep-CORE study Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to…

Civil society and patient organisations are seeking EU leadership and action on HIV, Hepatitis and TB

The European AIDS Treatment Group, along with other civil society and patients organisations, has co-signed an open letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis in view of the upcoming Staff Working Document on…

Statement ahead of World TB Day by Commissioners Andriukaitis, Moedas, Thyssen and Mimica

Brussels, 23 March 2018 On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, we underline our commitment to ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. We call on governments all over the world…

Call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB

4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030 A new report published today (March 19) by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO…

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