Potential of E-health to increase vaccination coverage

Report shows potential of E-health to increase vaccination. ​Twenty one EU/EEA countries have developed or are developing systems to digitally record information about vaccination, according to a new “ECDC survey report on immunisation information systems implementation and system characteristics”. 14 of these countries already have a system in place, whereas innovative systems are being piloted…

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Home Care – what other countries do?

Looking at regulation and financing in four European countries. The HRB evidence review examined Approaches to the regulation and financing of formal home care services in four European countries. These were Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Scotland. The report describes and compares published information on formal home care with respect to: Legislation. National standards. Staff and…

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Vaccinate Press Release 2017

Press Release EIWH Launches Multi-Lingual Policy Briefs on Vaccination Launch during European Immunization Week to Encourage a Life-Course Approach to Vaccination 24-30 April 2017— Each year, the WHO-Europe coordinates the European Immunization Week to encourage countries across the region to protect their population against infectious diseases, which like World Immunization Week, occurs annually during the…

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What can sugar tax do for health?

Taxing bad habits! or Avoiding bad habits and reducing other taxes for citizens? Regardless of the main policy driver for this, we really need to introduce appropriate measures to regulate the food industry, starting with managing our inability to control our intake of sugar or whatever the food industry is currently using as a substitute….

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Wearable tech can help tackle obesity

Wearable tech can help tackle obesity when supervised by health professionals Technology offers solutions to many health problems, but can the new generation of wearable sensors help patients manage their weight? Experience from the EU-funded DAPHNE project suggests that there are challenges and opportunities. Professor Tim Lobstein, policy director at the World Obesity Federation and…

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1st World Conference on Supported Employment

1st World Conference on Supported Employment – “Employment for All – A Global Perspective” On the 14-16 June 2017 at Belfast, Northern Ireland Venue: La Mon Hotel and Country Club and Titanic EASPD contact persons: André Félix (conference) and Tsvetelina Ivanova (Employment for All Awards) Website: http://www.employmentforall2017.com/ Conference Employment for All – A Global Perspective…

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Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Today NICE, England published final draft guidance recommending Ixekizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.  The draft guidance can be found here Ixekizumab is recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, only if: the disease is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or…

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Ireland: €10 million funding for age research

€10 million funding for research on ageing The HRB will award and manage a new €10 million contract for TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, on behalf of the Department of Health. TILDA, led by Prof Rose Anne Kenny in Trinity College Dublin, collects information on many aspects of health, economic and social circumstances…

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International Women’s Day 2017 – Ethics: Including women in clinical trials

International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange The Ethics of including women in clinical trials On International Women’s Day 2017, the EIWH wishes to congratulate CIOMS’s on its carefully deliberated and bold step to revise their International Ethical Guidelines on health-related research to include vulnerable population groups. The new guidelines emphasise the scientific and social value of…

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