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The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

The European Commission discusses cancer, COVID-19, and collaboration

HEQ speaks to European Commission officials about the goals and prospective benefits of the EU Beating Cancer Plan In February 2021, the European Commission launched...
Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

Tackling cancer care inefficiencies in Europe’s future

All.Can International’s Chief Executive Officer, Eduardo Pisani, discusses inefficiencies in cancer care and what might come out of the Conference on the Future of...
Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

Equal and accessible healthcare in the EU

MEP Tomislav Sokol discusses the role of EU institutions in achieving more equal and accessible healthcare across the bloc. MEP Tomislav Sokol (EPP) is a...
Patient’s Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

Patients’ Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

For European Patients’ Rights Day 2021, Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non-profit organisation Cittadinanzattiva, discusses ten recommendations towards a European...
Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Health at the heart of the conference on the future of Europe

Mariano Votta, responsible for EU Affairs at Cittadinanzattiva and Director of Active Citizenship Network, puts forward the vision for a debate towards a healthier...
Report warns of urgent need for AI and digital systems in EU healthcare

Report warns of urgent need for AI and digital systems in EU healthcare

A new EIT Health report has outlined the urgent need for a post-pandemic technological revolution, harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital applications, to prevent...
Will the pandemic help improve Europe’s response to AMR and HIAs?

Will the pandemic help improve Europe’s response to AMR and HAIs?

Health First Europe Interim Executive Director Brandon Mitchener reviews issues around health inequality and patient safety in clinical settings. Over the past few months the...
COVID-19: UK cancer patients more likely to die than European patients

COVID-19: UK cancer patients more likely to die than European patients

A new study has shown that patients with cancer in the UK are more likely to die following a COVID-19 diagnosis than cancer patients...
Call to remove inequalities for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Call to remove inequalities for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer are often missing out on age-appropriate specialist care owing to a lack of awareness of how their...
€123m European Commission funding to combat COVID-19 variants threat

€123m European Commission funding to combat COVID-19 variants

To help tackle the threat of COVID-19 variants, the European Commission has provided €123m in funding for urgent research. The funding aims to help prevent...
Mainstreaming human rights in European policies

Mainstreaming human rights in European policies

AGE Platform Europe Research Project Manager Ilenia Gheno discusses the role of digital technology in supporting elderly care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic...
Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Mariana Branco of Pain Alliance Europe explores issues around the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. When we speak about management and treatment of chronic...
Medical cannabis ‘made in Denmark’

Medical cannabis ‘made in Denmark’

How Aurora Europe is ensuring reliable access to high-quality medical cannabis for Europe and beyond. There is growing recognition in Europe and across the world...
Fourth COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in Europe

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in Europe

The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for the COVID‑19 vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies...
EU4Health programme welcomed by European Commission

EU4Health programme welcomed by European Commission

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption of the EU4Health programme following a vote of approval by the European Parliament. The adoption marks an important...
civil protection pandemic

Role of crisis management and civil protection in COVID-19 pandemic

EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič speaks to HEQ about the role of the Commission’s civil protection and crisis handling mechanisms in combating...
Medicinal cannabis policy and research in Europe

Medicinal cannabis policy and research in Europe

HEQ speaks with Medicinal Cannabis Europe about the European medical cannabis landscape. The European medical cannabis space is evolving, with more and more EU Member...
Calls for investment to reduce pancreatic cancer deaths in Europe

Calls for investment to reduce pancreatic cancer deaths in Europe

Researchers are calling on European policymakers to invest adequate resources to tackle pancreatic cancer in Europe. There have been limited advancements in the treatment of...
Europe takes action in preparation for new variants of COVID-19

Europe takes action in preparation for new variants of COVID-19

The European Commission is taking immediate action to prepare for the threat of new COVID-19 variants. The European Commission has launched the HERA Incubator bio-defence...
Fighting against cancer with radiological and nuclear technology

Fighting against cancer with radiological and nuclear technology

The European Commission has presented its new SAMITA Action Plan which aims to ensure that radiological and nuclear technologies continue to benefit the health...

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