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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Rare diseases:

Rare diseases: improving access, care and diagnosis People with a rare diseases face challenges as such diseases can take time to be diagnosed.  Patients can go through years of testing and mis diagnosis before seeing a specialist who knows what care they require. About 5% of rare diseases have therapies with few cures, at best…

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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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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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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 – 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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