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WHOs Science Council launches report calling for equitable expansion of genomics

WHOs Science Council launches report calling for equitable expansion of genomics

Monday, 1 de Augost de 2022

WHO’s Science Council of experts has issued its first report, on accelerating access to genomics for global health. The report argues that it is not justifiable ethically or scientifically for less-resourced countries to gain access to such technologies long after rich countries do. The report calls for expanding access to genomic technologies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), by addressing shortfalls in financing, laboratory infrastructure, materials, and highly trained personnel. 

How sustainable digital technologies could enable a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

How sustainable digital technologies could enable a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

Friday, 22 de July de 2022

The study is the result of a thorough literature review and expert engagement in discussions and workshops with over 200 participants from academia, civil society, public administration, and industry. The researchers at the JRC used a normative back-casting approach, which means they took the goals of the European Green Deal as a starting point, and then examined the opportunities and pitfalls in the green and digital transitions in achieving this goal.

Towards better prevention of medicine shortages in the EU

Towards better prevention of medicine shortages in the EU

Friday, 15 de July de 2022

EMA has published a guidance for patients’ and healthcare professionals’ organisations with key principles and examples of good practices to support them in preventing and managing shortages of human medicines. Medicine shortages and reduced availability of medicines represent an increasing issue across the EU and the globe, and it has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have a significant impact on patient care by causing medicine rationing and delay of critical treatments. 

HERA delivers list of top-3 health threats to prepare against

HERA delivers list of top-3 health threats to prepare against

Wednesday, 13 de July de 2022

The Commission's Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) has presented a priority list of top-3 health threats that require coordination of measures at EU level in the context of medical countermeasures. Such list includes pathogens with high pandemic potential, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, and threats resulting from antimicrobial resistance.

ECS White paper in Emerging Medical Domains

ECS White paper in Emerging Medical Domains

Sunday, 3 de July de 2022

The nature of healthcare is changing, it is becoming more and more decentralized, personalized and focussed on prevention rather than curing. These changes in healthcare are causing a fading of the borders between medtech, pharma and the electronic components and systems (ECS) industry. Many of these new medical domains offer attractive opportunities for the ECS industry as they rely on digital instruments, advanced electronic sensors and photonics, (Bio)MEMS, and the high volume, high quality low cost production capabilities of the ECS industry. 

EU Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) initiative

EU Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) initiative

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

Currently, about two thirds of all deaths in the European region result from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental disorders. Large inequalities in life expectancy exist between socioeconomic groups within EU countries. Significant inequalities also exist between EU countries, which relates to the much higher mortality rates of certain NCDs. Effective health promotion and preventive strategies that address individual behaviours and facilitate healthy choices are needed to substantially reduce the prevalence and mortality of NCDs.

Blockchain Applications in the Healthcare Sector

Blockchain Applications in the Healthcare Sector

Friday, 17 de June de 2022

Blockchain-based technologies have been increasingly explored as an approach to health information technology, and the process is ongoing. When introducing nearly any new technology, healthcare professionals’ perceptions range from excitement to scepticism. When used for healthcare, blockchains combine data storage, encryption, and distribution in a new way to protect health information and require a flexible mindset that differs from the transparent blockchains used for value transfer. 

Big Data strategy for veterinary medicines in the EU

Big Data strategy for veterinary medicines in the EU

Tuesday, 14 de June de 2022

Building upon key objectives of the recently implemented Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation, this new strategy aims to converge traditional regulatory practice with innovative digital solutions. The strategy proposes to identify relevant use cases, existing and additional data sources, critical infrastructure and methods to enable an environment that encourages innovation in the development of new veterinary medicines for the benefit of animal and human health and welfare.

Building the public health and emergency workforce: A roadmap

Building the public health and emergency workforce: A roadmap

Thursday, 2 de June de 2022

Many countries have struggled to deliver essential public health functions - the most cost-effective, comprehensive and sustainable way to enhance people's health and reduce the burden of disease. The public health workforce is at the heart of this effort. Yet, the essential role and impact of the workforce involved in delivering these functions has been overlooked. This has led to disparities within and across countries and regions, and fragmented approaches to public health workforce development in terms of policies, planning, implementation, and monitoring.

Moving towards the right to health for all

Moving towards the right to health for all

Thursday, 2 de June de 2022

Climate change continues to be the biggest challenge of the 21st century, with profound and growing negative consequences on public health. This is why, the EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network wants to move towards the right to ‘health for all’ by training the public health and wider health workforce on climate change and health. The “Climate action through public health education and training” has been issued. 

Commission (Eurostat) publishes 2022 report on Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union

Commission (Eurostat) publishes 2022 report on Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union

Monday, 23 de May de 2022

The data included in the report show that the EU has made progress towards most goals over the last five years, in line with Commission's priorities in key policy areas such as the European Green Deal, the Digital Strategy and the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. While progress towards reaching some goals was faster than for others, movement away from the sustainable development objectives occurred only in few specific areas.

United Nations science panel issues starkest warning yet to urgently cut global emissions

United Nations science panel issues starkest warning yet to urgently cut global emissions

Thursday, 5 de May de 2022

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its latest report, setting out the action we need to take to put a brake on global warming, avoid irreversible impacts on our planet and meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C by the end of this century. With the contribution of hundreds of the world’s top climate scientists, the report on mitigation of climate change shows that, despite growing warnings, global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise.