Health First Europe is a non-profit, non-commercial alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics and healthcare experts and the medical technology industry. We aim to ensure that equitable access to modern, innovative and reliable medical technology and healthcare is regarded as a vital investment in the future of Europe. We call for truly patient-centred healthcare and believe that every European citizen should benefit from the best medical treatments available.




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Up to 90% of suicide victims suffered from a mental disorder. Early identification, treatment, and effective management are key to ensuring that people receive the care they need! #WorldMentalHealthDay #wmhd2019 #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 #mentalhealth #StopSuicide… Retweeted by Health First Europe 🇪🇺

Sepsis is a 🌍#threat and something needs to be done to stop it! Read our Five Reasons to Act Now in a joint letter with @WorldSepsisDay where we urge the European Union to lead the way in the fight against sepsis ➡️

VOTE for our Joint Thematic Network "Profiling & training the #healthcare workers of the future" together w/@EHMAinfo calling for new health workforce #skills & core competences to address the future challenges of health care. It just takes a min to vote🗳️

Thank you all @GasteinForum for kind words&applause! I am not sure how much of that I really deserve. One thing I promise is that I’ll continue advocating for #health for as long as I can. I don’t know yet if I can attend again but in heart I’ll often come back here ♥️ #EHFG2019 Retweeted by Health First Europe 🇪🇺

@GasteinForum @YoungGasteiners @EU_Health @HealthFirstEU @WHO_Europe A big thank you to all (online and offline) participants of our session on #BigData and #epidemiology during the @GasteinForum #EHFG2019. The video-recording of the discussion will be available in a couple of weeks on Retweeted by Health First Europe 🇪🇺

On our way back to Brussels after our week in #EHFG2019 🇦🇹🇪🇺 Thanks to the @GasteinForum and all the speakers for the fruitful discussion on #data4patientsafety


EU health stakeholders at the Gastein Forum call for a strong political commitment for safer care to tackle HAIs and AMR

Event summary /  Friday, 11 October 2019

On 2nd October 2019, Health First Europe organised the “Data for safer care” workshop at the European Health Forum Gastein to explore the disruptive role of data in shaping effective patient safety strategies and develop effective healthcare-associated infections’ (HAIs) surveillance systems.

EVENT SUMMARY: ENSH Roundtable debate - Time to Act: #STOPSEPSISEU

Event summary /  Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The 3nd roundtable debate of the European Network for Safer Healthcare was organised by Health First Europe in the European Parliament on 25 September 2019, with the support of MEP Simona Bonafe (EPP, Portugal) and MEP Lieve Wierinck (ALDE, Belgium),.

EDITORIAL: Sepsis, educational and best practice frontiers

EditorialMembers news /  Thursday, 26 September 2019

Sepsis is a clinical syndrome with a distinctive response of the body's defenses to life-threatening infections. This may result in organ dysfunction or failure (severe sepsis). Sepsis is strongly related with all the body organs or systemic diseases and to the quality of the best-practice in use, particularly critical  in surgical or  intervention techniques.

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Kateřina Konečná

GUE/NGL, Czech Republic

Carlos Zorrinho

S&D, Portugal



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