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24/01/2014

[Press release] Ireland leads the way in Europe in tackling the tobacco epidemic

Brussels, 23 January 2014 — Today, the Irish parliament, the Oireachtas, launched a consultation on a draft public health bill that introduces standardised tobacco packaging. If the bill passes, Ireland will become the first EU Member State—the second country in the world after Australia—to ban branding from tobacco product packaging. The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) has sent (1) an open letter to the Oireachtas’ Chair of the Committee on Health and (...)
6/02/2014

[Save the date] Launch of the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) & its Manifesto for the European Elections

4 February 2014, 10.00 – 12.00 | Venue: The European Parliament – Strasbourg (Atrium “Swan bar” area, grand floor, Winston Churchill (WIC) building). The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) invites you to the Launch of the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) & the ECV Elections Manifesto SAVE THE DATE Event hosted by MEP Marian Harkin (ALDE, IE) ************************************************************** The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) Manifesto (...)
24/01/2014

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week | 19 - 25 January 2014

The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) invites its members, friends and colleagues to join them in celebrating the 8th Annual European Cervical Cancer Prevention Weekraising awareness of this uniquely preventable cancer, the second most common cancer worldwide in women under the age of forty-four. In the EU, 31,300 women develop and 13,600 die from cervical cancer annually with higher rates in new Member States. On average, there are 175,000 women living with cervical cancer (...)
18/12/2013

[Event report] What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? - A COPD case study of patient involvement

On the 28th of November 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Association (EFA) celebrated World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013 together. The conference held under the auspices of the Lithuanian EU Presidency discussed the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020, and standards of care for COPD, with a patient’s perspective. The conference offered free (...)
14/03/2014

[Press release] Council puts people living in Europe closer to a tobacco regulation better fit for purpose

18 December 2013, Brussels –The European Council, via the heads and deputy of mission from the EU member states (so-called COREPER), has today endorsed (1) an agreement for the new EU Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) reached by the European Parliament and the European Council on Monday. This deal will make tobacco packages less attractive so fewer people start smoking, in particular young people who have been heavily targeted by the tobacco industry in recent years. Crucially, the (...)
6/02/2014

[European Coalition for Vision (ECV) statement] Damaging Effects of Smoking on Eye Health

11 December 2013 - The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) has issued a statement regarding the damaging effects of smoking on eye health, the regulation of electronic cigarettes and the link between nicotine and blindness. In the statement the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) welcomes the adoption of harmonised controls on the sale and supply of electronic cigarettes in Europe and due to questions over the impact of nicotine on eye health, puts forward the following recommendations: (...)
29/11/2013

[Event Press Release] Lessons to address the poor state of COPD care in Europe and research in Horizon 2020

To mark World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) (1), and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) (2) organised an event (3) under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The conference entitled “What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? A COPD case study of patient involvement” discussed the EU Framework (...)
26/11/2013

[Save the date] What role for diseases and patients in shaping Horizon 2020? – A COPD case study of patient involvement

The European COPD Coalition (ECC) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), under the patronage of the Lithuanian EU presidency, invite you to a conference and (lung) spirometry test to mark 2013 World COPD Day. 28 November 2013 - Lithuanian EU Presidency calendar (Lithuanian version) EVENT’S AGENDA Agenda online What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD – is a treatable but irreversible (...)
25/11/2013

[The Economist Intelligence Unit’s report] Heart Disease - The heart of the matter

’The heart of the matter: Rethinking prevention of cardiovascular disease’ is an Economist Intelligence Unit report. It investigates the health challenges posed by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the developed and the developing world, and examines the need for a fresh look at prevention. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s leading killer. It accounted for 30% of deaths around the globe in 2010 at an estimated total economic cost of over US$850bn.he common feature (...)
20/11/2013

[Joint press statement] Eurocare and EPHA response to misleading industry media campaign ahead of the 13th plenary meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum

Brussels, 20 November 2013 - Following the news that a number of Eurocare members and EPHA partners representing young people have withdrawn from the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) (1), a number of inaccurate claims have been made by the alcohol industry to undermine an ambitious future EU Action Plan on alcohol-related harm and NGO commitments to achieve this. In several media articles, alcohol industry representatives (2) have attempted to misrepresent the reasons why these (...)

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