Announcing: EIWH Position Paper on Covid-19

Protecting our health now and in future! The EIWH has drawn up an initial position paper on the current Coronavirus – COVID-19 pandemic. We have reviewed the immediate impacts of the pandemic, particularly to hghlight the needs and benefits of ensuring that everything that can be learned from our current experiences is used practically to…

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Gendered impacts of disease outbreaks.

Gendered impacts of disease outbreaks! Policies and public health efforts have not addressed the gendered impacts of disease outbreaks. The response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appears no different. We are not aware of any gender analysis of the outbreak by global health institutions or governments in affected countries or in preparedness phases. Recognising the…

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EU social security coordination – statistical report

Statistical reports on social security coordination The EU rules on social security coordination protect the social security rights of mobile citizens. The latest statistical reports on social security coordination have now been published. These reports provide an overview of the data provided by Member States on the functioning of these rules. Free movement of persons…

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Vaccination reduces illness in children!

Vaccination reduces illness in children A recent study shows that the UK’s vaccination programme against group B meningococcal disease (MenB) has reduced cases of meningitis and septicaemia in young children by almost two-thirds. The UK was the first country to offer this new vaccine against MenB in 2015 and since then approximately 90% of infants…

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EIWH Statement to EU Beating Cancer – 04/02/2020

European Institute of Women’s Health: Statement on: EU Beating Cancer 04/02/2020 Cancer is Europe’s second leading cause of death. After cardiovascular diseases, accounting for 26% of all deaths in 2013. More than 1.3 million people died of cancer in 2013 across all EU Member States The growing cancer incidence in Europe is a major public…

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Approaches to electronic product information for human medicines

Key principles for harmonised approaches to develop and use electronic product information (ePI) for human medicines across the European Union EMA, the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) of EU Member States and the European Commission (EC) have published key principles outlining a harmonised approach to develop and use electronic product information (ePI) for human medicines…

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World Meningitis Day Toolkit – 2020

Download and use materials from the Meningitis Toolkit to assist with your advocacy efforts and raising awareness of meningitis and World Meningitis Day! Download the full toolkit in PDF format here. The toolkit includes the following resources: World Meningitis Day 2020 Logo Key Messages Testimonial Tiles Infographics (9 other languages available below) Factsheet Editable Factsheet…

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EU Violence against women survey

The EU Commission is encouraging EU Member States to ratify the violence and harassment convention. The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Decision allowing Member States to take forward the process of ratifying, at national level, the Convention on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work. A recent…

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