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Global and regional governance: Initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 to be a pandemic, confirming the global impact of the disease. Across the world, regional and global international organisations are stepping up coordination to confront the medical crisis and mitigate its effects on economies, societies and individuals. Continue reading

Health threats from climate change: The time to act is now

On 1 October, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) hosted the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) for a policy roundtable on climate change and human health. Continue reading

World Health Day 2017 – ‘Depression: Let’s talk’

Written by Nicole Scholz, 7 April each year is ‘World Health Day’, marking the anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO), founded in 1948. World Health Day is one of the WHO’s eight official health days for raising awareness and mobilising people to act. This year’s focus is on depression. The WHO campaign has three … Continue reading

Investing in health in the developing world

Written by Sarah McCormack and Gianluca Quaglio, Investing in health in the developing world: an introduction Many challenges face healthcare in the developing world. The Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) workshop entitled ‘The case for investing in health within the developing world‘ provided an opportunity for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), international experts … Continue reading

Journée mondiale de la santé 2016 sur le diabète

Écrit par Nicole Scholz, Le 7 avril est la “Journée mondiale de la santé”, célébrée chaque année pour fêter la création de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, en 1948. Le thème phare cette année est le diabète. Les journées mondiales de la santé, outils de sensibilisation de l’OMS La Journée mondiale de la santé est l’une … Continue reading

Can processed and red meat cause cancer? The World Health Organization’s classification raises concerns

Written by Nicole Scholz On 26 October 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that it has classified processed meat as ‘carcinogenic to humans’, and red meat as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’. Stakeholder responses have varied from putting things into perspective, to criticising the … Continue reading

Action de l’UE visant à réduire le commerce illicite du tabac

English version: EU action to reduce illicit trade in tobacco products Le commerce illicite des produits du tabac prive l’Union européenne (UE) et les États membres de recettes douanières et fiscales considérables. Cette activité criminelle particulièrement lucrative sape en outre les politiques de santé publique, menace les entreprises légales et participe au financement du crime organisé. La coopération internationale en matière de lutte contre … Continue reading

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