2004

NEWS: World AIDS day – Europe’s healthcare workers at risk

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HFE held a special event in the European Parliament to raise awareness amongst decision makers and the public about the risks of sharps’ injuries to healthcare workers and the risk of infection with HIV, Hepatitis or other fatal infections.

NEWS: Health First Europe warns of the impact of depression on Europe’s ability to attain the Lisbon goals – 1st European Day of Depression signals depression crisis in Europe

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Health First Europe, an alliance of patient groups, healthcare wofrkers, academics, experts and the medical technology industry, urges governments to put more emphasis on fighting depression. Commenting at the occasion of the first ever European […]

NEWS: On the eve of the HIV/AIDS conference in Vilnius – Health First Europe demands more action from the EU to protect healthcare workers from sharps’ injuries!

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More than 20 dangerous blood-borne pathogens are transmitted by contaminated needles including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and of course HIV. These injuries are preventable!

NEWS: Health First Europe calls for improved strategy to combat heart disease

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On the occasion of World Heart Day (26 September), the Health First Europe alliance of patient groups, health care professionals and medical technology innovators call for an improved strategy to combat the deadly disease.

NEWS: Europeans demand healthcare reform! Health coalition calls for Presidency action

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From 1 July the Netherlands will take the helm of the Presidency of the European Union for the next six months and a range of healthcare debates and events are planned.

NEWS: Health Council Conclusions on Patient Mobility – EU focus on patient mobility comes too late for many

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HFE welcomes the conclusions on patient mobility adopted in Luxembourg by European Union Health Ministers, but urges the EU to further focus on encouraging and simplifying patient access to modern, efficient, innovative and reliable medical technology and healthcare.

NEWS: The creation of a new alliance – Health First Europe

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The creation of a new alliance – Health First Europe – was announced today by organisations representing patients, healthcare workers, academics, experts and the medical technology industry.