This website has been developed and is managed by EuroHealthNet, a not for profit European network of organisations, agencies and statutory bodies working to promote health and equity by addressing the factors that determine health directly or indirectly.
Equity Action is the EU funded Joint Action on Health Inequalities. The programme focuses on developing capability across Member States with a particular focus on developing knowledge for action on health inequalities, supporting the engagement of Member States, regions and other stakeholders in action to tackle the socio-economic health inequalities, sharing learning between Member States & other actors and supporting the development of effective action to tackle socio-economic health inequalities at a European policy level.
This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. For the first time, it also features a chapter on long-term care.
This edition presents data for all OECD member countries. Where possible, it also reports data for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa, as major non-OECD economies.
Publication announcement at: http://www.oecd.org/document/11/0,3746,en_2649_33929_16502667_1_1_1_1,00.html#HTO
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a European agency that evaluates medicinal products. Founded in 1995 with the European Union and pharmaceutical industry, it receives indirect subsidies from member states to harmonize (but not replace) national medicine regulatory bodies. The plan is to reduce $350 million annual costs incurred by drug companies to get separate approvals from each member state and eliminate protectionism of states unwilling to approve new drugs that compete with domestic drugs. The EU is currently the source of one-third of new drugs brought onto the world market annually. The website provides information on funding, quality management and procurement.
The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) represents physicians and scientists involved in interventional radiology or cardiovascular imaging. The website provides information on CIRSE's history, mission, objectives and activities. The Patient and Public section explains the advantages and procedures of interventional radiology. Procedures for the abdomen, central nervous system, chest, heart and vascular systems, musculoskeletal systems and genitourinary systems are described; and new procedures for men's health, women's health, breast cancer patients, bone cancer patients, liver cancer patients, and lung cancer. The site has a members only section which is password protected.
The European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) is a professional association which unites and motivates librarians and information officers working in medical and health science libraries in Europe. The website provides information about the Association, its sub-groups (Pharmaceutical Information Group and the European Veterinary Libraries Group), and conferences. There is access to the EAHIL newsletter and discussion lists. EAHIL has more than 1400 members from 25 European countries, the USA, Canada and Australia.
The Health-EU: The Public Health Portal of the European Union (EU) is published by the Health and Consumers Directorate-General. It provides information and data on health-related issues and activities at the international level. Its main objective is to provide access to information on Public Health initiatives and programmes in the EU. It meets EU objectives in public health and influences behaviours and improvement in EU Member States. Health-EU is a source of information for health professionals, administrators, policy-makers and stakeholders. It is accessible to everyone.