2022

NEWS: A call for action on screening and secondary prevention

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Health First Europe welcomes the ‘Healthier Together – EU Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Initiative’ to support Member States address the raising challenges posed by NCDs, which have been further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. For this […]

Health First Europe presenting at ECCMID 2022

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From the 23 to the 26 April 2022, Health First Europe had the opportunity to take part in the 32nd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Lisbon, Portugal. We presented the priorities […]

The AMR Patient Group contributes to the European Commission’s Call for Evidence on Antimicrobial Resistance

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In February 2022, the European Commission launched a Call for Evidence for their upcoming Recommendation to Member States for greater action on Antimicrobial Resistance. Here is our contribution.

6 weeks to go until IPIC 5th Edition!

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IPOPI extends a warm invitation for all those wishing to participate in the next in-person International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress – IPIC 5th Edition 27-29 April 2022 held in Vilamoura, Portugal.

Screen4Rare & upcoming INSD 2022!

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Exactly 4 months following the recent Rare Disease Day, Screen4Rare will celebrate International Neonatal Screening Day (INSD) on 28 June.

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of a new group of MEP Ambassadors of the AMR Patient Group

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HFE together with the members of the European Patient Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR Patient Group) are delighted to announce the creation of a new group of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) who have agreed to become the new MEP Ambassadors of the AMR Patient Group.

2021

A community-based survey of the general public’s knowledge, behaviour and awareness related to antimicrobial resistance

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The European AMR Patient Group invites you to fill in the pan-European survey to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and health-associated infections (HAIs) among 5 European countries, namely Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

PRESS RELEASE: Health First Europe launches a trailblazing Insight Report on Better Screening and Secondary Prevention in Europe

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For World Patient Safety Day, Health First Europe (HFE) today published a comprehensive Insight Report entitled The Compelling Case for Better Screening and Patient Safety in Europe: The Example of Five Common Diseases on five disease areas that affect millions of European citizens each year and how the European Union could and should do a better job for its citizens. The report focuses on breast cancer, type 2 Diabetes, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), heart failure and severe combined immune deficiencies (SCID).

EDITORIAL: European AMR Patient Group Scales up Education and Outreach on Antimicrobial Resistance

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Patient safety is an essential metric when it comes to building resilient public healthcare systems both at the European and global level. It is also indispensable in the provision of health care in all settings including hospitals and long-term care facilities.

2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress Free Workshops

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A series of OT-Europe Workshops have been held in the run-up to the 2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress being held online between the 15-18 September 2021. The workshops are free of charge to delegates who have registered to the Congress. The themes of the workshops are very relevant to the overarching theme of the Congress.

Survey on RSV-associated burden and disruption to healthcare system

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EHMA is currently working on the production of a white paper providing evidence-based policy insights into the management and prevention of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in Europe.

ESA Annual Meeting, September 9 – Register Now!

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We are excited to invite you at the 4th ESA annual meeting! Join us on September 9, 2021 for this free event that will be held completely online. It will provide an opportunity to hear from policymakers, experts, and patients about how sepsis can fit into the European health agenda and what are the solutions to the lack of awareness and knowledge about sepsis.

EHMA to host its Annual Conference from 15 to 17 September

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The European Health Management Association (EHMA) is delighted to host its Annual Conference under the theme ‘Health Management: managing the present and shaping the future’ on 15-17  September 2021.

Health First Europe publishes its annual report for 2020-2021

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The HFE annual report is a comprehensive review on HFE activities throughout the preceding year. It intends to give an overview of our campaigns, networks, events and publications.

EVENT SUMMARY: Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: Recommendations from existing evidence

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The event and launch of the ENSH report on “INCREASING ADHERENCE TO CAUTI GUIDELINES: RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EXISTING EVIDENCE’’ was held on Wednesday, 30 June 2021 via videoconference.

PUBLICATION: Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: Recommendations from existing evidence

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Co-written by Health First Europe, the European Network for Safer Healthcare, and the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN), this comprehensive report “Increasing adherence to CAUTI guidelines: recommendations from existing evidence” aims  to raise awareness on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and discuss evidence-based recommendations on how to prevent them.