RSSDiseases

EU announces record €550 million contribution to save 16 million lives from #AIDS #Tuberculosis and #Malaria

EU announces record €550 million contribution to save 16 million lives from #AIDS #Tuberculosis and #Malaria

| August 26, 2019

The EU has announced a €550 million pledge to The Global Fund during the G7 summit in Biarritz. The Fund is an international partnership to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria around the world. Its work has already saved 27 million lives since it was created in 2002. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on this occasion: “The […]

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#Vaccination – Time to speak out against disinformation! Statement by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

#Vaccination – Time to speak out against disinformation! Statement by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

| April 30, 2019

Vaccination is one of the most successful public health measures to date, writes Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. Not only do vaccines prevent diseases and save lives, they also reduce health-care costs. Over the past two centuries, it has been consistently proven that vaccines work. It is a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion. Unfortunately, those […]

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A lethal #IndustrialFarmFungus is spreading among us

A lethal #IndustrialFarmFungus is spreading among us

| April 26, 2019

Eighty percent of US antibiotics are used to promote livestock and poultry growth and protect the animals from the bacterial consequences of the manure-laden environments in which they are grown. That’s 34 million pounds a year of antibiotics as of 2015, write Alex Liebman and Rob Wallace, PhD. Fungicide and pesticide production at Sapec Crop Protection, Portugal […]

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#WorldTuberculosisDay – While the number of cases decreases in Europe, awareness and prevention are still needed

#WorldTuberculosisDay – While the number of cases decreases in Europe, awareness and prevention are still needed

| March 25, 2019

On World Tuberculosis Day, which took place on Sunday 24 March, the European Commission aimed to raise awareness about the burden and prevention of tuberculosis as well as to mobilize efforts in the fight against the disease. Although every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis in Europe, overall, the decrease in tuberculosis cases observed […]

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Commission and 35 partner countries establish €100 million partnership to boost research into #RareDiseases

Commission and 35 partner countries establish €100 million partnership to boost research into #RareDiseases

| December 10, 2018

As another manifestation of a Europe that protects its citizens, the Commission and 35 partner countries have established a new research partnership on rare diseases. The partnership will give millions of Europeans suffering from one of the many rare diseases a new hope for improved diagnostics and better treatments and care. With a budget of […]

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Parliament calls for ‘alarming’ spread of #LymeDisease to be tackled

Parliament calls for ‘alarming’ spread of #LymeDisease to be tackled

| November 20, 2018

Infected ticks and the disease seem to be expanding geographically, say MEPs ©AP images/European Union – EP  The EU should draw up plans to combat the disease, the “silent epidemic” spread by ticks, that remains underdiagnosed and affects around one million Europeans. MEPs expressed their concern at the alarming rate at which Lyme borreliosis has […]

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World #Rabies Day: Disease knows no borders

World #Rabies Day: Disease knows no borders

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the 10th annual World Rabies Day (28 September), IFAH-Europe joins forces with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to raise awareness on the need for continued rabies vaccination obligations in the EU and support for global eradication projects. For many diseases such as rabies that threaten both animal and human health (zoonoses), animal medicine […]

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