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EPHA Briefing on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as one of the biggest threats to public health - a worrisome development since resistance to drugs designed to treat severe diseases is becoming more widespread. EPHA’s briefing describes the causes of AMR; evaluates what is being done at an EU and international level; and explores some of challenges faced today by public health. EPHA Briefing on AMR The increasing spread of AMR coupled with ineffective policies to counteract it, (...)

Time to get real: AfGH Policy Report launched – "2010 Reality Check - Time is running out to meet the health MDGs"

On World Health Day (7 April 2010), a new report by Action for Global Health was launched simultaneously in six places across the European Union. The report "2010 Reality Check: Time is Running Out to Meet the Health Millennium Development Goals" urges European leaders to focus on concrete issues and take up actions that can break the cycle of poverty and ill health in developing countries. EPHA is a member of this Consortium. In light of the upcoming United Nations MDG Review Summit in (...)

Action for Global Health’s successful Cross-Europe Conference - Delivering the Right to Health with the Health Millennium Development Goals

"Health is a right in Europe and beyond, for all human beings, regardless of their place in the world", said new European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs in his key speech at the Action for Global Health Cross-Europe Conference in the European Parliament on 2 March 2010. The purpose of the event was to discuss what the EU can do to deliver the right to health using the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). On 2 March 2010, Action for Global Health (AFGH), of which EPHA (...)

EPHA position on the future Global Health policies of the EU

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) submitted its response to the on-line consultation of the European Commission (EC) on Global Health at the beginning of December 2009. The response elaborates on the questions outlined in the annex to an "issues paper" on global health produced by the EC. This article presents an executive summary of EPHA submitted response. The on-line consultation of the European Commission had been open for a period of eight weeks, closing on 9 December 2009. (...)

Fourth Global Health Policy Forum

The Global Health Policy Forum, co-organised by Directorate-Generals Development, SANCO and Research, took place for the fourth time in Brussels on 14 January 2010. Since its inception the meeting has attracted large numbers of participants keen to provide input and discuss global health and related issues. This latest meeting was to debate global health, with a focus on research and knowledge. The meeting built on previous work on summarising all contributions to the Open Consultation on (...)