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On May 30 the European Child Safety Alliance will launch Violence Against Children Report Cards for 29 European countries. This is the first time that Violence Against Children Report Cards are being produced and released across Europe.
The Violence Against Children Report Cards assess the extent of harm prevention measures provided to children by examining and grading the adoption, implementation and enforcement of national level, evidence-based policies addressing intentional injury to (...)
28 April marks the World Day for Safety and Health. This year the focus is on the prevention of occupational diseases.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) more than 2 million deaths are caused by various types of work-related diseases. It corresponds to a daily average of more than 5,500 deaths. Worldwide, occupational diseases continue to be the leading cause of work-related deaths.
The consequences of inadequate prevention of occupational diseases have profound (...)
EPHA’s planned contribution to the commission’s public consultation on the urban dimension of the EU Transport Policy
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the urban dimension of the EU transport policy. As previously announced (October and November PCMs), EPHA Secretariat has been planning to contribute to the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the urban dimension of the EU transport policy.
Based on an earlier EPHA response to the (...)
According to new figures published by the European Commission, progress in lowering road fatalities slowed significantly during 2011 (only 2%) in a stark comparison to an average EU-reduction of 6% in the last decade. Against this background, while some EU Member States (MS) known for strong safety records like Germany and Sweden, now show a significant increase in deaths, other MS already lagging behind in road safety like Poland and Belgium see the number of deaths going up.
In July 2010 (...)
On 15 May 2012, EPHA member the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine is organising, in collaboration with EPHA, a policy debate at the European Parliament entitled ’’Improving patient outcomes through intensive care medicine’’ to mark the launch of a two-day exhibition in support of the LIFE-PRIORITY campaign.
Attend the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s (ESICM) policy debate and find out more about one of the most expensive, (...)
Health Rights and Patients
Intensive Care Medicine
This June 12 the European Child Safety Alliance of EuroSafe will launch its Child Safety Report Cards for more than 30 European countries in an event that will take place at the Strasbourg seat of the European Parliament. This initiative counts with the support of John Dalli, the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy; and the British Member of the European Parliament Malcolm Harbour, Chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.
The 2012 Report Cards and Profiles (...)
The WHO European Region’s series of “Young people’s health as a whole-of-society response” shows that gender differences and inequalities affect various aspects of illness, health and wellbeing in girls and boys in Europe. By addressing gender as a key determinant of adolescent health, this publication aims to support Member States’ work in the framework of the European Strategy for Child and Adolescent Health and Development.
Research shows that boys and (...)
children and adolescents
Reproductive and sexual health
Health in all policies
Healthy diets and food
Addictive and harmful substances and behaviours
social determinants of health
Given over half the global population, includign more than a billion children live in urban areas, the newest UNICEF’s report on The State of the World’s Children puts a specific emphasis on the impact of urbanisation on children’s rights, health and well-being. While cities have long been associated with better employment, development and economic opportunities, for many they turned out be faced with increased inequalities, poverty, social and environmental deprivation. (...)
The Council of Europe adopted a new 2012-2015 Strategy for the Rights of the Child. The strategy aims to provide guidance and support to actors in the field on how to make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child a day-to-day reality for children in the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe.
The strategy focuses on four main objectives:
promoting child-friendly services and systems (in the areas of justice, health and social services); eliminating all forms of violence (...)