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Political agreement for EU4Health welcomed by European Commission

Political agreement for EU4Health welcomed by European Commission

The provisional political agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council for the new EU4Health programme has been welcomed by the European Commission. The EU4Health...
The creation of a European Health Union

The creation of a European Health Union

The European Commission is beginning the building of the new European Health Union to help strengthen the EU’s health security framework, and to reinforce...

European Commission steps up measures to control COVID-19 spread

The European Commission has announced it is launching additional measures to help control the spread of COVID-19 as the virus begins to resurge. As well...
New interoperable, EU-wide track and trace gateway implemented    

New interoperable, EU-wide track and trace gateway implemented    

The European Commission has implemented an EU-wide interoperable ‘gateway’ linked to contact tracing and warning apps. To break the chain of COVID-19 infections across borders...
European Commission purchases 500,000 courses of Remdesivir

European Commission purchases 500,000 courses of Remdesivir

The European Commission has signed a joint procurement framework contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead for the supply of up to 500,000 treatment courses...
Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

The European Commission has proposed to improve workers safety by limiting their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Around 120,000 work-related cancer cases and 80,000 cancer-related deaths...
European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

The European Commission has confirmed its participation in the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines. Team Europe will be contributing an...
European Commission tests national contact tracing and warning apps

European Commission tests national contact tracing and warning apps

The European Commission has begun testing an interoperability gateway service for national contact tracing and warning apps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19...
European Commission reaches agreement on potential COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission reaches agreement on potential COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19. Once the vaccine has...
The European Commission and COVID-19

The European Commission and COVID-19

What is the European Commission doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic? In March, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the European Commission established...
European Commission adds €122m for COVID-19 research and innovation

European Commission adds €122m for COVID-19 research and innovation

The European Commission has mobilised another €122m from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into COVID-19. The new call for expressions...
A new MoU between Health Europa and Active Citizenship Network

A new MoU between Health Europa and Active Citizenship Network

Health Europa is proud to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Active Citizenship Network. Established in 2001, Active Citizenship...
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Utilising funding from Horizon 2020 to combat the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has announced that it is granting over €10m from Horizon 2020 to support the research into finding a cure for the...
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Let’s put mental health at the heart of EU policy making

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) implored for action from the European Commission to develop a comprehensive EU Mental Health Strategy The Coalition for Mental...
Little progress made in the EU fight against antimicrobial resistance

Little progress made in the EU fight against antimicrobial resistance

The EU’s fight against superbugs, especially bacteria which have become resistant to antibiotics, has brought little progress to date. While EU action has led to...
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Ebola vaccine authorised by European Commission

The European Commission has granted its first ever marketing authorisation for a vaccine protecting patients against Ebola. The Commission has adopted a decision granting authorisation...
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Benefits of vaccines highlighted at Global Vaccination Summit

The European Commission and World Health Organization (WHO) are jointly hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit to draw attention to the benefits of...
European Commission to launch knowledge-sharing platform for rare diseases

European Commission to launch knowledge-sharing platform for rare diseases

To support better diagnosis and treatment, the European Commission is launching a new online knowledge-sharing platform for more than 30 million Europeans living with...
Spotlight: the European Public Health Association

Spotlight: the European Public Health Association

The European Public Health Association is committed to delivering a healthier future for the people of Europe. Read more as Health Europa explores. The European...
Reference networks and research for rare diseases

Reference networks and research for rare diseases

Health Europa looks at the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and related research efforts. Focusing on the European Reference Networks and the New...

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