WHO and the European Commission agree future common action in key areas

25 March 2011

Senior officials and technical experts from WHO and the European Commission (EC) met in Brussels on 24-25 March 2011 to outline and agree how the two partnering organizations will work more closely together in priority areas of shared interests, WHO EURO reports.

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Call for Applications for the Summer School "European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition

18 March 2011

The European Forum Alpbach and the Institute of Social Medicine, Center for Public Health at the Medical University of Vienna present the Summer School "European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition", which will take place in Alpbach/Austria from 18 to 25 August, 2011. The Summer School will take place as part of the "European Forum Alpbach", an international interdisciplinary conference.

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Indian pharma firms, NGOs oppose EU free trade deal

14 March 2011

Euractiv.com reports that Indian pharmaceutical industry representatives and NGOs have voiced opposition to an imminent EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) which they claim would limit the emerging nation's ability to produce generic drugs.

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Public hearing on the implemetation guidelines for the WHO Global Code of Practice on the international recruitment of health personnel

ole0 21 March 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to announce the launch of a web-based public hearing from 21 March to 17 April 2011 on the draft guidelines for monitoring the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel ("the Guidelines"). WHO invites you to contribute to this public hearing on the draft Guidelines and kindly requests you to disseminate this call for contributions among your relevant contacts and networks. The web-based public hearing and the draft Guidelines can be accessed at http://www.who.int/hrh/migration

All persons concerned with the international recruitment of health personnel are invited to contribute to this web-based public hearing on the draft Guidelines - Member States, health workers, recruiters, employers, academic and research institutions, health professional organizations, and any relevant subregional, regional and international organizations, whether governmental or nongovernmental.

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European Parliament passes resolution on reducing health inequalities

08 March 2011

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament underlines that everybody should have access to healthcare systems and affordable healthcare. The specific needs of vulnerable groups such as women, older patients, undocumented migrants, ethnic minorities, need to be taken better into account.

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