The Europe-wide network of 250 national and European politicians, Politicians for Cervical Cancer Prevention (PCCP), today announced the appointment of Ms Edite Estrela MEP, Ms Marian Harkin MEP and Dr Silvana Koch-Mehrin MEP & Vice-President of the European Parliament who will join the sitting co-chair Ms Francoise Grossetete MEP on the new executive board.
A summary of HPV vaccination policies and practices across Europe is set-out in this report. As can be seen from the information presented, HPV vaccination practices constitute a spectrum of activities from free, nationally organized, school-based vaccination programs to the provision of HPV vaccination by the private sector on a patient-pay basis.
The European Parliament recently voted to adopt a report that will give patients the possibility to travel throughout Europe in order to receive healthcare. Building on over ten years of rulings from the European Court of Justice, the Directive is now closer to realization following adoption of the report by 297 votes for, 120 against and 152 abstention.
World Health Day 2009 focuses on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Health centres and staff are critical lifelines for vulnerable people in disasters – treating injuries, preventing illnesses and caring for people’s health needs.
CRPRC Studiorum as a member of the EU Health Policy Forum, EPHA joined the Open Letter on Economic Crisis and Health. The letter has been sent to the EU institutions, permanent representations in Brussels and European political parties.
CRPRC Studiorum and the Joined United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS UNAIDS on January 27, 2009 organized a round table discussion. The purpose of the discussion was to review the draft-version of the in-depth analysis of the national legislation regarding HIV from a human rights and gender based perspective, which was conducted by Studiorum’s research team.
Two and a half years after the European Commission licensed the first vaccine against the Human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, only 15 European countries have implemented national vaccination programs. This was one of the main findings reported at the 3rd Cervical Cancer Summit Meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 January, part of European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2009 (18-24 January).