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28/02/2012

"Brewers’ Pledge is nothing but a Public Affairs exercise" says EPHA

On the occasion of an event in the European Parliament marking the Brewers’ of Europe’s "Brewers’ Pledge" EPHA has issued a reaction, expressing our scepticism at the ability of modern technology and self regulation to tackle the enormous harms caused by alcohol misuse in Europe. EPHA has released the following comments today (28 February 2012) on the occasion of an event organised by the Brewers’ of Europe launching what they have called the ’Brewers’ (...)
22/02/2012

Exposure to alcohol brands in movies increases binge drinking, show researchers

"The more adolescents are exposed to films where characters consume large amounts of alcohol, the more they are likely to start drinking or progress to binge drinking" says the last BMJ Study on the impact of alcohol exposure in movies and in family settings. The results of the study echo previous studies and reinforce the need to increase efforts in alcohol exposure, notably for children and adolescents. The British Medical Journal published the results of a study conducted with a group (...)
6/02/2012

EPHA Open Letter to the Ministers for Health of Ireland and Northern Ireland on Alcohol Minimum Pricing

EPHA wrote to the Ministers of Health for Ireland and Northern Ireland following on from the announcement made at the first North/South Conference on alcohol misuse where both Ministers committed to collaboratively tackle the burden of alcohol abuse, notably through action on its affordability, accessibility and availability. On 6 February 2012, EPHA wrote to the Ministers of Health for Ireland and Northern Ireland in response to the announcement made at the first North/South Conference on (...)
5/01/2012

68 NGOs call of a new EU alcohol strategy

Under Eurocare’s leadership, 68 international, European and National NGOs (including EPHA) joined forces to call for a comprehensive Alcohol Policy Strategy in the European Union 2013-2020. The current EU Alcohol Strategy is due to end in 2012. 68 NGOs going much beyond health-related organisations, sent an open letter to Ministers of Health in Europe to acknowledge the need for a comprehensive alcohol policy framework. The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action is meeting (...)
15/12/2011

2012 EU Health Calls for proposals released

The European Commission released the work plan 2012 for the Health Programme. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 9 March 2012. The work plan sets out activities that the European Commission may co-fund in the field of health. The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 March 2012. information on how to apply for EU co-financing for projects, conferences, joint actions with Member States and operating grants for non-governmental organisations. 2012 budget for Projects: (...)
19/03/2012

"The State of Men’s Health in Europe" - a new Commission publication

On 25 August 2011, the European Commission published a new Report entitled "The State of Men’s Health in Europe". The document gathers data from more than 30 European countries on men’s health status, particularities and specific needs related to specific diseases. A summary of this fruitful research is available below. The European Commission recently published a Report entitled "The State of Men’s Health in Europe". Gathering data from the EU27, Norway, Iceland, (...)
17/06/2011

[EPHAC Press Release] Commissioners Dalli and Cioloş debate the Role of Public Health in the Common Agricultural Policy

***For immediate release*** 17 June 2011, Brussels Commissioners Dalli and Cioloş debate the Role of Public Health in the Common Agricultural Policy Yesterday, the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) welcomed the debate on the role of public health in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with high level participation by Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli, Professor Tim (...)
6/06/2011

European Week Against Cancer 2011: EPHA members get mobilised

The European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) - organised by the European Cancer Leagues Association - aims to raise awareness about cancer prevention, using the European Code Against Cancer. The 2011 edition emphasised the relationship between healthy lifestyles and cancer. Several EPHA members, including the Association of the European Cancer Leagues (ECL), Cancer Research UK and the European Institute of Womens Health were very active during this week. You can find further information about (...)
30/03/2011

French law on alcohol advertising: an example to be followed by the UK?

On 30 March 2011, the member of the British Parliament Sarah Wollaston MP suggests a bill urging the government to further protect children’s exposure to alcohol advertising. Having one of the most important alcohol consumption in the EU, especially amongst young people, the MP suggests to adopt the French Loi Evin whose impact on alcohol related harm is well established. Sarah Wollaston, member of the British Parliament intends to suggest, on 30 March 2011, an adaptation of the 1991 (...)
18/02/2011

EPHA workshop: Reducing Health Inequalities for Children Living in Europe

During the third annual EUPHA conference on 11-13 November in Amsterdam, EPHA organised a policy workshop entitled "Reducing Health Inequalities for Children Living in Europe". The theme was of particular importance because poverty still remains one of the most important social determinants of health. Eighty million European citizens – that is 17% of the EU population – live in poverty. One in five children are born and grow up in economic and social deprivation. These figures (...)

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