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[EPHA-TACTICS briefing] Child Injury Prevention in Europe


In the framework of the TACTICS project, coordinated by the European Child Safety Alliance, EPHA released and prepared a briefing entitled ’Mandated responsibility for Intentional and Unintentional Child Injury Prevention in Europe’ considering both EU legislation and WHO action at European level. The briefing addresses (Road Safety, Water Safety, Home Safety and Intentional Injury), providing background information on European standards and projects undertaken at European level (...)
18/12/2014

[Release: Child Safety Product Guide] Products Specifically designed for children are causing injuries that could be avoided


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 (...)
01/12/2013

[OECD Health at a glance 2013] Major brake in health spending growth as governments cut budgets in the crisis


The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published the 7th edition of ’Health at Glance’, which provides the latest comparable data on health systems across all 34 OECD countries. Total health spending has fallen in one of three OECD countries between 2009 and 2011, with those hardest hit by the crisis most affected This seventh edition of ’Health at a Glance’ provides evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and (...)
20/11/2013

[Pre-announcement] What are European countries doing to prevent intentional injuries to children?


On March 20, 2014 the European Child Safety Alliance will launch a report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury with the support of Isabelle Durant, Vice President, European Parliament, and Bernard De Vos, European Network of Ombudspersons for Children, Chair. The consequences of intentional injuries to children are devastating. Child maltreatment, peer violence and suicide/self-directed injury create a high burden for the affected children, their families and in many (...)
26/04/2013

2013 World Day for Safety and Health at Work - 28 April


28 April marks the World Day for Safety and Health. This year the focus is on the prevention of occupational diseases. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) more than 2 million deaths are caused by various types of work-related diseases. It corresponds to a daily average of more than 5,500 deaths. Worldwide, occupational diseases continue to be the leading cause of work-related deaths. The consequences of inadequate prevention of occupational diseases have profound (...)
12/04/2013

Public consultation on the urban dimension of the EU Transport Policy


EPHA’s planned contribution to the commission’s public consultation on the urban dimension of the EU Transport Policy The European Commission launched a public consultation on the urban dimension of the EU transport policy. As previously announced (October and November PCMs), EPHA Secretariat has been planning to contribute to the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the urban dimension of the EU transport policy. Based on an earlier EPHA response to the (...)
23/11/2012

Road safety: Progress in cutting EU road deaths way below targets in 2011


According to new figures published by the European Commission, progress in lowering road fatalities slowed significantly during 2011 (only 2%) in a stark comparison to an average EU-reduction of 6% in the last decade. Against this background, while some EU Member States (MS) known for strong safety records like Germany and Sweden, now show a significant increase in deaths, other MS already lagging behind in road safety like Poland and Belgium see the number of deaths going up. In July 2010 (...)
25/05/2012

Pre-announcement - The run up to launch the 2012 Child Safety Report Cards


This June 12 the European Child Safety Alliance of EuroSafe will launch its Child Safety Report Cards for more than 30 European countries in an event that will take place at the Strasbourg seat of the European Parliament. This initiative counts with the support of John Dalli, the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy; and the British Member of the European Parliament Malcolm Harbour, Chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. The 2012 Report Cards and Profiles (...)
23/04/2012

WHO Europe series on “Young people’s health as a whole-of-society response”


The WHO European Region’s series of “Young people’s health as a whole-of-society response” shows that gender differences and inequalities affect various aspects of illness, health and wellbeing in girls and boys in Europe. By addressing gender as a key determinant of adolescent health, this publication aims to support Member States’ work in the framework of the European Strategy for Child and Adolescent Health and Development. Research shows that boys and (...)
31/03/2012