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EPHA workshop "Communication and advocacy" at 3rd Annual EUPHA conference

As part of the third annual EUPHA conference, EPHA organised a training seminar on 10 November 2011 on advocacy and communication in the field of public health. As a specific example of activities in public health advocacy, the focus was on food policy. The training seminar on advocacy and communication was devoted to presenting and discussing specific examples, tools and objectives that illustrate different ways of how to bring in positive developments that can bring about change. Monika (...)

Third annual European Public Health conference, Amsterdam

In line with this year’s theme "Integrated Public Health", the 3rd European Public Health Conference, which took place on 11-13 November 2010 in Amsterdam, explored how scientific knowledge can be integrated in practice, policy and education. The questions of how to integrate public health and health information, and how new public health skills and competences can be integrated in public health professionals’ education, and finally how to explore and effectively integrate (...)

EPHA Briefing Paper on Health Inequalities

Although the issue of Health Inequalities is currently on the agenda of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the World Health Organization, increasing economic and political pressures put even more burden on socially deprived, most vulnerable and under-served population groups. All health gains achieved in the recent decades are thus at risk. In light of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the parliamentary report on Health Inequalities, and the (...)

Invitation: Launch of the European Charter on Health Equity and cocktail debate, 9 December, European Parliament in Brussels

Launch of the European Charter on Health Equity & Invitation to an Evening Cocktail co-hosted by: Oana Elena Antonescu MEP (Romania, EPP) Nessa Childers MEP (Ireland, S&D) Alojz Peterle MEP (Slovenia, EPP) Daciana Octavia Sarbu MEP (Romania, S&D) When? - Thursday, 9 December 2010, 17:00 to 19:30 pm Where? - Members Salon 1st floor ASP, European Parliament, Brussels As the main drivers of Health Inequalities lie outside the health sector, and as most of the social or (...)

Mental Health Europe 2010 Conference: Challenging Poverty - Creating Hope

In light of the European Year 2010 Against Poverty and Social Exclusion, this year’s annual Mental Health Europe (MHE) conference focused on "Challenging Poverty - Creating Hope" to break the cycle of poverty and mental health problems. In addition, the conference marked the celebration of MHE’s 25th anniversary. Research has shown clear bidirectional links between mental health problems and poverty. People experiencing poverty are particularly vulnerable to developing mental (...)

EU HEALTH WORKFORCE “WHO TAKES CARE OF THOSE WHO CARE? - Putting a Human Face to EU Policy-making”

EPHA PRESS RELEASE ***For immediate release*** Brussels, 25 October 2010 Adequate and sustainable EU Workforce for Health is a crucial issue for Europe of today and of tomorrow where rapid changes in demographic, ageing population, widening health inequalities and changing disease patterns place additional burden on the already stretched European health systems. Health professionals – all those who care for health and well-being of European citizens on a daily basis need to be (...)

HAI Europe research on financial disclosure and transparency of patient and consumer organisations at European Medicines Agency

EPHA member organisation Health Action International (HAI) Europe has published a research article based on a survey pertaining to levels of financial disclosure and transparency among patient and consumer organisations at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Based on the main findings of the study, HAI Europe concludes that "EMA appears to have failed in the monitoring and enforcement of its guidelines on financial transparency". In 2005, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) established (...)

Action for Global Health Brussels partners launched "Just a minute!" MDG 5 campaign

At the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of ACP (African-Caribbean-Pacific) and EU countries, Action for Global Health Brussels partners - including EPHA - launched the "Just a minute!" campaign and photo exhibition to highlight the issue of maternal health: every minute a woman dies from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, but "Just a minute!" presents concrete solutions to help improve maternal health. Just a minute! AfGH campaign AfGH Brussels partners - EPHA, Plan Europe and (...)

Action for Global Health’s successful Cross-Europe Conference - Delivering the Right to Health with the Health Millennium Development Goals

"Health is a right in Europe and beyond, for all human beings, regardless of their place in the world", said new European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs in his key speech at the Action for Global Health Cross-Europe Conference in the European Parliament on 2 March 2010. The purpose of the event was to discuss what the EU can do to deliver the right to health using the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). On 2 March 2010, Action for Global Health (AFGH), of which EPHA (...)

Poverty Eradication and Sexual and Reproductive Health

In 2002, the European Commission (EC) agreed to fund a 42 month joint UNFPA-IPPF programme on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in 22 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries - which despite national and international efforts, has experienced difficulties in bridging the gap between needs and resources. The overall objective of the joint programme was to improve the capacity of ACP countries to deliver a basic package of SRH services to the target populations (the most (...)