Cooperation with EU Institutions and Agencies

European Medicines Agency (EMA) The EIWH is a member of the Patient and Consumer Working Party of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This group provides recommendations to EMA human scientific committees on all matters of interest to patients in relation to medicinal products. The European Medicines Agency is the European Union (EU) body responsible for…

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International Day Against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017 This day is an expression of the determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. To underline this activity we present some outcomes of cooperation. I-TREND Project: Internet tools for researching new drugs in…

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World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for Ireland

World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for the Department of Health, Ireland The World Health Organisation has awarded the Department of Health a 2017 World No Tobacco Day Award for its achievements in the area of tobacco control. Ireland is a world leader in tobacco control, and the team at the Department of Health…

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Future of Healthcare in Ireland – Report

Final report of the cross-party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD acknowledged the conclusion and publication of the final report of the cross-party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. The establishment of the cross-party Committee in June 2016 was one of the first actions arising from the…

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Report shows potential of ehealth to increase vaccination coverage

21 EU/EEA countries are expected to use ehealth technologies with built in supports such as automated reminders, a potential to automatically generate lists that identify under vaccinated populations and determine which vaccines are due or overdue, then generate reminders for providers and vaccine recipients. E.g., automated reminders have been used to generate of lists identifying…

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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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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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Tests to identify gastrointestinal pathogens

Final guidance:  tests identifying gastrointestinal pathogens Tests for people with suspected gastroenteritis Part of NICE’s diagnostics assessment programme, it does not recommend multiplex polymerase chain reaction tests (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel – Luminex; FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel – BioFire Diagnostics; Faecal Pathogens B assay – AusDiagnostics) for routine use in the NHS in England. The tests…

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Action for World Pneumonia Day

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release The European Institute of Women’s Health Calls on Countries to Generate Action for World Pneumonia Day 12 November 2015 First held in 2009, World Pneumonia Day aimed to eliminate pneumonia, which killed more children each year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined at the time. Annually, approximately three-quarters of…

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