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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 (...)
15/03/2013

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 (...)
12/12/2011

EPHA Open Letter to the President of the European Council on the issue of alcohol

On 19 October 2010, EPHA sent an Open Letter to the President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, following an article that has been published in theparliament.com reporting on the President comments on beer consumption. The EPHA Letter as well as the article are available below. *Update 8 November 2010* Following the Open Letter EPHA sent to President Herman Van Rompuy, Monika Kosinska, the EPHA Secretary General, has been asked to provide the Parliament Magazine with an (...)
15/09/2010

Give your child a fair start and do not drink during pregnancy

In commenaration of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, Eurocare released a press release warning of the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy and called on goverments to take action. Give your child a fair start and do not drink during pregnancy- Marking the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, 9th September 8 September, Brussels The umbrella term, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual (...)
12/12/2011

EPHA position on Trade: health cannot be treated like any other business in the EU Trade Policy

Following the ’Europe 2020’ Strategy endorsed by Heads of States in March and June 2010, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the future direction of EU trade policy. EPHA contributed to it by highlighting that health cannot be treated like any other business in the EU Trade Policy. EPHA response to the Trade consultation First and foremost, EPHA considers that the EU Trade Policy should complement and reinforce all dimensions of the Europe 2020 (...)
19/07/2010

Eurocare June-July Newsletter

Eurocare has released its June-July Newsletter. Their newsletter highlights developments in alcohol policy at the EU and member state level. Upcoming events and recent research articles are also featured. News from Eurocare Eurocare hosts in Brussels the 4th European Alcohol Policy Conference 21 – 22 June EU Alcohol Policy Conference_ extract from DG SANCO’s ‘Health and consumer voice’ July 2010 edition. News from the EU Parliament votes to exempt all alcoholic (...)
13/07/2010

4th European Alcohol Policy Conference : "From capacity to action"

The Fourth European Alcohol Policy Conference was held on 21 and 22 June 2010 by Eurocare, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance. The aim of the Conference was to gather people from a broad range of sectors to exchange and communicate on alcohol-related issues and policies aiming at effectively preventing and reducing alcohol-related harm. Ms Paola Testori-Coggi, Director General of DG SANCO, opened the 2 day Conference by reminding key figures of alcohol-related harm within Europe and (...)
22/06/2010

Drinks industry should change way it works to help lower alcohol deaths

Reducing deaths from alcohol-related liver disease need not affect the bottom line of the drinks industry, according to a new article published in Clinical Medicine, the journal of EPHA member the Royal College of Physicians. Using the example of alcohol policy in France over the last 40 years, the study shows that by improving the quality, but reducing the quantity of wine produced, lives were saved while the industry continued to be profitable. The article also shows how damaging the (...)
12/12/2011

EPHA position on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy

EPHA - the European Public Health Alliance has responded to the European Commission consultation on the Future of the Common Agriculture Policy, outlining what measures must be taken for a healthier Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) in Europe and outside of its boundaries. EPHA response to the consultation on CAP From a public health point of view, EPHA expects a CAP based on equity, the universal right to safe, affordable, nutritious food, as well as good governance and transparency in (...)
29/04/2010

4th European Alcohol Policy Conference

With the aim of stimulating action in alcohol policy, EPHA member Eurocare organises the fourth European Alcohol Policy Conference that will take place on 21-22 June 2010 in Brussels. After three successful conferences that took place in 2004 (Warsaw), in 2006 (Helsinki) and 2008 (Barcelona), Eurocare chose Brussels to hold the fourth conference in order to involve an audience as wide as possible. The scope of the conference is to promote and disseminate knowledge about current thinking (...)

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