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2017 03 15
With EU Support a New Twinning Project in the Area of Medicines and Medical Devices is Launched

The formal opening ceremony organised on 9 March 2017 by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of the Republic of Moldova, the State Medicines Control Agency under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the Office for Registration of Medicinal...

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2017 03 14
The Ministry of Health of Lithuania and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development signed the Memorandum of Cooperation

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) signed the Memorandum of Cooperation.

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2017 01 27
ADVANTAGE: New Joint Action on Frailty launched

Prof. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas, ADVANTAGE Joint Action Coordinator, Head of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Getafe shares his views on the new EU-supported Joint Action and how it will address issues of healthy ageing and frailty.

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2016 12 13
Regional Training Courses on the Environmental Radiological Monitoring will take place in Vilnius

Regional Workshop on Environmental Monitoring is going on in hotel “Karolina” (Sausio 13-osios g. 2, Vilnius). This event  was organizes by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Radiation Protection Centre (RPC). 

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2016 12 09
New Health at a Glance report: lending a hand, not pointing the finger

The new Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report – launched on 23 November – is the initial result of the first two-year State of Health in the EU cycle; it provides Member States with reliable health information and sound expert analysis that can help them form evidence-based policy. 

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2016 11 16
Organ donation and transplant in the EU – progress but much more to do

On the occasion of European Organ Donor Day in October, we recently hosted a session of the European Parliament in Brussels, organised in cooperation with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Europe (PHA Europe). Together with our colleagues Romana Tomc and Alojz Peterle, we saw this event as an opportunity to underline our concern for the thousands of...

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2016 10 28
Pharmacovigilance: an EU wide network experience

It is the role of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) to avoid unnecessary harm by the use of medicines. As Directive 2010/84/EU states, “Pharmacovigilance rules are necessary for the protection of public health in order to prevent, detect and assess adverse reactions to medicinal products placed on the Union market, as the full safety profile of medicinal products...

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2016 10 13
Strengthening Vigilance in the field of Substances of Human Origin across the EU

Millions of EU citizens owe their survival or quality of life to blood transfusions, to the transplantation of organs, tissues and cells such as bone marrow or corneas, or to the use of donated gametes for assisted reproduction, all made possible by the generous donations made by others. While these benefits are widely acknowledged,...

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2016 10 03
European Antibiotic Awareness Day receives the European Health Award 2016

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day received the European Health Award, a prize awarded each year by the European Health Forum Gastein.

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2016 09 30
Preparedness for cross-border health threats

Cross border health threats represent a substantial challenge to both developed and underdeveloped countries. Because of vector spread and the development of rapid transport links across and between continents, all parts of the world can be quickly affected by outbreaks. The potential for severe human health impacts is accompanied by often very substantial societal and economic...

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