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Vilnius, Thursday, 5 December, 2013 - Each day children are injured when interacting with products in their everyday environment; even with products made especially for children.
Estimates from the EU Injury Data Base identify that each year approximately 19,000 children under 14 years of age in the 28 countries of the European Union will have injuries involving bunk beds, 51,000 will have injuries involving trampolines and a further 52,000 will have toy related injuries that are serious (...)
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Doctors of the World / Médecins du monde (MdM)
Look at the MdM report: Access to healthcare in Europe in times of crisis and rising xenophobia
EuroChild Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
Invitation flyer (...)
According to their analysis of the 2013 National Reform Programmes (NRPs), Eurochild concludes that EU Member States have failed to prioritise child poverty and well-being in their NRPs and have not put children at the heart of policy reforms. Based on the 2013 NRPs, the European Commission produced, earlier this year, the 2013 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) of which some touch upon the child and the Roma populations, as analysed by EPHA.
The Europe 2020 strategy aims to boost (...)
On the 24th June 2013, the First European Commission Report on the Progress on Medicines for Children was released, after being prepared in consultation with the EMA and the Paediatric Committee.
Since the enforcement of the Paediatric Regulation in 2007, there have been several developments in this area. Overall, the preliminary assessment introduced various improvements, like the following statement shows: “better and safer research, more medicines for children on the EU market and (...)
As a result of an invitation extended by the WHO European Region office, EPHA has published its feedback to the draft WHO European Region Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2014-2020.
Building up on EPHA’s response to the Second Food and Nutrition Plan 2007-2013 from 2006, we have analysed the proposed Action Plan for the years 2014-2020 and would like to present our initial observation as well as – where possible – suggest some improvements.
Alike in the case of the (...)
In late February, the European Commission issued its Recommendations on Investing in Children: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage. In this article EPHA takes an in-depth look at the paper, highlights its main conclusions and evaluates the key findings.
26 June 2013 - Children are more at risk of poverty or social exclusion than the overall population in a large majority of EU countries. At present, out of around 120 million Europeans living at risk of poverty and/or social exclusion, 27% (...)
In June EPHA, together with other public health organisations, sent a letter to the director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab in support of the WHO Europe Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2014-2020 currently under preparation. The organisations welcome a strategic approach towards comprehensive food and nutrition policies, whilst outlining the principles considered fundamental for the Plan.
On behalf of the public health community, the signatories to this letter (...)
‘The European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA) is an open network of European and national civil society organisations willing to promote active citizenship as a core element of the European democracy in the context of the European Year of Citizens 2013.’
On 11 August 2011, the European Commission proposed to designate 2013 as the “European Year of Citizens” to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the European Union Citizenship under the (...)
Brussels, 28 May 2013 – Today, the Irish government has approved, with not a single vote against, the drafting of legislation for generic packaging for tobacco. The legislation will be drafted by the autumn and is expected to come into force by early next year.
Ireland will become the first EU Member State, and the second country in the world after Australia, to remove branding from tobacco product packaging (1).
“There is a strong body of evidence (2), backed by wide popular (...)
May 2013 - The new EU Tobacco Products Directive is an essential piece of legislation and can play a key role in achieving the objectives of “Europe 2020 – Europe’s Growth Strategy”: to keep people healthy and active longer, to help people prevent avoidable diseases and premature death and to have a positive impact on productivity and thus competitiveness.
With this Directive, the EU has the possibility of changing the burden of disease for the new generation; by (...)