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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). 

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. 

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

2016 09 16
Health for All and All for Health! How the EU is helping Member States optimise their health systems

How can the Commission help make health systems more effective, resilient and accessible? It's a complex challenge – Member States have their own national healthcare systems – their own networks of people, institutions and resources working in the field of health – so how can the EU provide added value?

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2016 08 11
,,The Future of Immunohistochemistry and Histology"

National Center of Pathology, Affilate of Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos is inviting to the Seminar ,,The Future of Immunohistochemistry and Histology" on 30th of August, 2016.

2016 07 21
Vaccination – make the better choice

Advancements in science are often difficult to achieve, but once obtained they are easily taken for granted. Who remembers today that smallpox killed between 300 million and 500 million people - yes, up to half a billion human beings - in the 20th century alone? In 1967, for example, the year the WHO announced a global smallpox eradication programme, smallpox struck 10 to 15 million people a ...

2016 07 08
Endocrine Disruptors: Commission takes steps to protect health and the environment

Endocrine disruptors are substances, both natural and chemical, that can alter the function of the hormonal system in people and animals, causing adverse health effects for both.

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