Strep B Awareness Month

PRESS RELEASE In Recognition of Strep B Awareness Month, the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on key stakeholders and citizens of Europe to eliminate preventable Group B Strep transmission to infants 19 July 2017—July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “What if we had known…?” promotes awareness raising of Group…

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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – 3rd Annual Report

Press Release from Dept. of Health, Ireland Third Annual Report of notifications in accordance with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas The third annual report on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas as required under…

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Single injection ‘could repair damaged hearts’ after world-first trial

Professor Noel Caplice, University College Cork, has shown in a trial, the first example  of how a low dose insulin-like growth factor, injected into the heart to repair damage to the muscle, improves remodeling for heart attack patients. Around 20% of people who suffer heart attacks have severe ongoing difficulties due to lasting damage to…

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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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International Women’s Day 2017

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Celebrating it’s 21st Anniversary and International Women’s Day 2017, the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on both key stakeholders and citizens of Europe to #BeBoldForChange to forge a more inclusive, gender equal world 7th of March 2017—International Women’s Day has been held on the 8th of March each year…

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Antibiotics Awareness Day: 2016

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The European Institute of Women’s Health calls on citizens throughout Europe to handle antibiotics with care on European Antibiotics Awareness Day 2016 18 November 2016—Many common infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat as bacteria change and become resistant to the infections that they are meant to combat….

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14th Annual All-Ireland Gay Health Forum

Press Release The 14th Annual All-Ireland Gay Health Forum in Dublin Castle today, Friday, 10th June by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion, The Minister welcomed the partnership approach shown by the HSE and various organisations attending the Forum in advancing the health and…

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European Tobacco Products Directive now into Irish law

European Tobacco Products Directive into Irish law Minister for Health Simon Harris signs European Tobacco Products Directive into Irish law – 20.5.2016 The Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D., has signed the Regulations  transposing the Tobacco Products Directive into Irish law.  The European  Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016…

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International Nurses Day 2016

EFN Press Release – 12 May 2016 On International Nurses Day, EFN argues that nurses are in a position providing the evidence for improving health and social ecosystems resilience! Nurses are the largest occupational group in the health sector, providing frontline care, 24 hours/7 days in a roll, 365 days a year. Therefore, when redesigning…

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Ireland: Cases relating to the Tobacco Products Directive

Court of Justice of the European Union Cases relating to the Tobacco Products Directive Statement by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: The Minister for Health and the Irish Government welcomes the judgements of the European Court of Justice in relation to three challenges relating to the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive which was published this morning….

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