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AMR’s environmental impact– the silent part of the story

One of today’s main public health threats, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) already claims 700,000 lives a year. The numbers are continuously increasing; 300 million premature deaths are expected by 2050. Quite a lot of countries have put in place strategic plans to tackle AMR, which represents a threat to national security, and are now calling for a global approach. Yet this global...

A “game changer” in AMR-prevention: mHealth

At present times, the healthcare system faces many opportunities and challenges due to the new achievements in the research area and new technologies. mHealth is particularly unique due to its personalized forms of use that can empower patients to take responsibility for their own health, while building a preventative healthcare system. mHealth makes use of all features of the mobile...

Battling bad bugs with diagnostics

Imagine heading to your doctor’s practice to be assessed. Instead of simply looking down your throat, or in your ear, for signs of an infection, she uses a rapid diagnostic test. Within a few minutes she can tell you whether you have a bacterial infection, for which you would be prescribed antibiotics, or whether the infection is viral, for which antibiotics are useless. Not only have you...

AMR Committee replies to European Commission’s Public Consultation

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety has just published a public consultation on their EU Action Plan (2011-2015) against the rising threat from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Now that the consultation is closed, the evaluation phase can begin. The AMR Committee of the EHP welcomed this initiative and provided their view on the previous EU Action Plan,...

Recap of an exciting secondary plenary session of the European Health Parliament

55 young and talented healthcare innovators gathered again Wednesday 17th February for the exciting 2nd plenary session of the  European Health Parliament. The event took place in the European Parliament and attracted many prominent figures of the European health stage, including MEPs, EU Commission representatives, WHO, NGOs, and many others . The overall aim of the second event...
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