Tag: health

#Health – Commissioner hearings: Stella clears first European Parliament hurdle

#Health – Commissioner hearings: Stella clears first European Parliament hurdle

| October 2, 2019

European Health Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides (pictured) went before the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday 1 October) for a three-hour Q&A session with MEPs on the Committees on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety(ENVI) and Agriculture (AGRI), writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Today, she received the backing of ENVI, although her overall performance lacked convincing […]

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#EAPM – Cypriot commissioner-designate awarded health brief

#EAPM – Cypriot commissioner-designate awarded health brief

| September 10, 2019

Greetings, colleagues! Hot-off-the-press comes news from Brussels today (10 September), as the proposed Ursula von der Leyen College of Commissioners is revealed in full, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. With it comes the news that the nominee from Cyprus, Stella Kyriakides, has been given the health portfolio. Stella has previously worked with […]

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#EAPM – G7, #Brexit and the von der Leyen Commission

#EAPM – G7, #Brexit and the von der Leyen Commission

| August 22, 2019

Greetings, and welcome to the latest update from EAPM, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  Here at the Alliance we’re delighted to learn, via an announcement by Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, that current MEP Dubravka Šuica will be nominated as the country’s European commissioner. Dubravka was a strong ally of all of us going […]

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#EuropeanHealthInsuranceCard – Keeping you safe abroad

#EuropeanHealthInsuranceCard – Keeping you safe abroad

| August 1, 2019

Because you don’t choose where or when you get sick, avoid surprises and ask for your European Health Insurance Card to be covered all over the EU. You have bought tickets, booked that nice hotel by the sea, your neighbour has agreed to take care of your cat – everything is ready for that long-awaited […]

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#EAPM – Presidencies change…but #Brexit lingers on

#EAPM – Presidencies change…but #Brexit lingers on

| July 19, 2019

Good morning, and welcome to EAPM’s latest update, in a week made lively by a successful crowning as Queen of the European Commission of Ursula von der Leyen, and Frans Timmermans (pictured)being a bit rude about Brexit-related matters, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. We also bring you a review of the […]

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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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Improving #EUPublicHealth – measures explained

Improving #EUPublicHealth – measures explained

| July 15, 2019

  The EU helps to improve public health though funding and legislation on a wide range of topics, such as food, diseases, clean air and more. Why health policies are needed at EU level National goverments are primarily responsible for organizing and delivering healthcare and social security. The EU’s role is to complement and support […]

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