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Could COVID-19 lead to measles and polio epidemics?

Could COVID-19 lead to measles and polio epidemics?

UNICEF and the World Health Organization are calling for emergency action to avoid potential measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 disrupts normal immunisation programmes. The...
ENISA discusses cyber-challenges in digital health

ENISA discusses cyber-challenges in digital health

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity speaks to HEQ about cybersecurity and data protection in healthcare. The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) is the EU’s...
Fighting for what’s right: protecting the older population

Fighting for what’s right: protecting the older population

The Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), Dr Jane M Barratt, spoke to Health Europa Quarterly about how COVID-19 is impacting...
The vaccine industry – meeting the challenges of COVID-19

The vaccine industry – meeting the challenges of COVID-19

Magdalena Rodriguez de Azero, Executive Director Vaccines Europe, discusses issues around vaccine provision, including supply and increased demand, as well as vaccine hesitancy in...
ADASS calls on UK Government to prioritise adult social care this winter

ADASS calls on UK Government to prioritise adult social care this winter

To ensure that working-age disabled people and older people get the care they need, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) is...
Mental health funding urgently needed as UK suicides increase

Mental health funding urgently needed as UK suicides increase

A mental health charity is calling on the UK Government to back more funding for mental health charities helping UK workers as depression and...
covid-19 women

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on women

Laura Turquet of UN Women tells us how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the lives of women around the world. The...
Community pharmacies – ready to act as a vaccine gateway

Community pharmacies – ready to act as a vaccine gateway

Jan De Belie, Professional Affairs Advisor at the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), spoke to Health Europa Quarterly about how community pharmacies...
China’s organ harvesting crimes announced to UK research group

China’s organ harvesting crimes announced to UK research group

In a landmark speech delivered today by leading international human rights lawyer, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, the findings of the China Tribunal were presented to...
Calls for families to see loved ones in care homes during COVID-19

Calls for families to see loved ones in care homes during COVID-19

A campaign has been launched to call for a lift on restrictions which prevent families from seeing their loved ones in care homes due...
Vaccination: the pathway for concrete citizens’ engagement

Vaccination: the pathway for concrete citizens’ engagement

The involvement of civil society actors in discussions around vaccination is crucial. Cittadinanzattiva’s Mariano Votta and Daniela Quaggia outline their work in this area. Vaccine...
futureproofing healthcare

Futureproofing healthcare post-pandemic

Mary Harney, Ireland’s former Minister for Health, tells us about the need for a sustainable, futureproof healthcare sector. Mary Harney served as Ireland’s Tánaiste (the...
UK tops excess death figures in first wave

UK tops excess death figures in first wave

A study from Imperial College London places England, Scotland and Wales among countries with the highest rates of excess pandemic-related deaths. With global deaths from...
Resilient immunisation systems in Europe: a multi-stakeholder debate

Resilient immunisation systems in Europe: a multi-stakeholder debate

Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network, and Clifford Holt, International Editor at Health Europa Quarterly, introduce this Special Feature on the need to...
Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Elsevier

Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Elsevier

Elsevier, the global information analytics company and academic publisher, specialising in science and health, recently published a landmark report to strengthen the understanding of...
World Health Summit ends with clear calls to action

World Health Summit ends with clear calls to action

The 2020 World Health Summit ended with clear calls to action to accelerate global efforts of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. After three days with...
The impact of COVID-19 on the live-in care sector

The impact of COVID-19 on the live-in care sector

Long established live-in care company Consultus Care & Nursing has been ensuring clients and staff are safe with its own testing and infection control...
1.2m patients to benefit from improved NHS space in England

1.2m patients to benefit from improved NHS space in England

In England, 1.2 million patients are to benefit from the improvement to spaces across the NHS estate over the next three years. The initiative will...

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