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A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

A Marshall Plan for #Africa should prioritize Family Planning

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At this month’s G20 summit, Germany secured a major injection of private investment for Africa as a way to curtail mass migration to Europe. The drive was a win for German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been driving a campaign for a new Marshall – or “Merkel” – Plan for Africa following the realization that […]

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Lisbon to host European conference on #addictive behaviours and dependencies

Lisbon to host European conference on #addictive behaviours and dependencies

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leading international experts in the field of addiction science will meet in Lisbon from 24–26 October 2017 for the Second European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies. ‘Lisbon Addictions 2017’ will showcase the latest scientific knowledge in this field and explore challenges relating to illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours. The conference […]

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Commission welcomes agreement by Parliament and Council to protect workers better against #cancer chemicals

Commission welcomes agreement by Parliament and Council to protect workers better against #cancer chemicals

On 11 July,  the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Commission’s proposal to set new or stricter exposure limits for several cancer-causing chemicals in the workplace. Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, welcomed today’s agreement and said: “Cancer kills more workers than any other […]

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#HIV, #Tuberculosis, #HepatitisC: European Parliament proposals for tackling communicable diseases

#HIV, #Tuberculosis, #HepatitisC: European Parliament proposals for tackling communicable diseases

MEPs urged the Commission on Wednesday (5 July) to address the increase in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis cases in the EU and to develop long-term programmes. A harmonized infection surveillance programme is needed to immediately detect outbreaks of these contagious diseases, assess trends in prevalence, provide disease burden estimates and effectively track in real […]

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#EAPM: Successful summer school issues health care professionals report

#EAPM: Successful summer school issues health care professionals report

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following in the wake of its recent, highly successful Summer School for young Health Care Professionals (HCPs), the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine has released a report of the week’s events entitled ‘New Horizons in Personalised Medicine’, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Delegates and the faculty were welcomed to Bucharest, Romania, […]

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#EAPM: Estonia unveils health and data plans for presidency

#EAPM: Estonia unveils health and data plans for presidency

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Estonia took over the rotating presidency of the European Union from Malta on 1 July, and its programme for the next six months has been published, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  In health, politicians in the capital Tallinn have identified two priorities: tackling harmful use of alcohol and advancing […]

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#EAPM: Summer school for health-care professionals hailed as ‘great success’

#EAPM: Summer school for health-care professionals hailed as ‘great success’

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week saw the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) host its second summer school for young health-care professionals, or HCPs, entitled ‘New Horizons in Personalised Medicine’, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan. The concept moved East to Bucharest, Romania, this year with the school taking place from 27-30 June. It followed on from last […]

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