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Development Policy 16-02-2017

EU overtakes UK on medical research for developing world

Bill Gates, the US businessman turned philanthropist, is in Brussels on Thursday (16 February) to unveil a new report into medical research and development for the developing world that shows the EU has overtaken the UK in terms of funding.

Development Policy 01-12-2016

Europe has the potential to end HIV and AIDS by 2030

On World AIDS Day, many are hopeful that it will be possible to eliminate a killer disease that is set to affect more than one billion people by 2030, writes Cecile Vernant.

Health 29-11-2016

Study: One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday (29 November) as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region.

Development Policy 19-07-2016

Controlling the AIDS epidemic: Lessons learnt from six countries

While HIV/AIDS still claims too many lives and causes suffering to millions of affected people and their loved ones across the world, substantial progress has been recorded to put an end to the epidemic, write Tim Wilsdon and Lilian Li.

Health 06-07-2016

Preventative drugs paving the way in fight against HIV

New drugs intended to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS were one of the stars of a medical conference held last year in Vancouver. This year’s edition will outline whether they are a viable treatment. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.

Global Europe 18-05-2016

US and EU protest UN decision to bar LGBT groups from AIDS conference

The United States and the European Union are protesting against a UN decision to bar at least 20 non-governmental groups from taking part in a major AIDS conference next month.

Development Policy 25-04-2016

UNITAID: Health spending in developing countries brings a ‘five-fold return’

Access to new treatments for the big pandemics in Africa has improved, thanks to falling prices, and the ending of medical patents, Philippe Duneton told EURACTIV France.

Development Policy 18-01-2016

The Dutch have a special responsibility with the Global Goals

The Dutch are in the unique position to both begin and end the EU’s path towards the fulfilment of the Global Goals, writes Tamira Gunzburg.

Health 27-11-2015

WHO records highest number of new HIV cases in Europe ever

Over 142,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in Europe in 2014. This is the highest number in a single year to be reported since the 1980s, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Development Policy 03-07-2015

What world leaders can do in September to improve the lives of the poorest

When world leaders meet in September to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will make a strong case that health goals should be a top priority, writes Bill Gates.

Tuberculosis
Development Policy 24-03-2015

Drug-resistant TB threatens to kill 75 million people by 2050

Over the next 35 years, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis will kill 75 million people and could cost the global economy a cumulative $16.7 trillion (€15.3 trillion) - the equivalent of the European Union's annual output, a UK parliamentary group said on today (24 March).

Development Policy 03-03-2015

Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges

The Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery conference, being held by the European Commission today (3 March), provides an important opportunity to plan for the long term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Development Policy 02-03-2015

Ethiopian health minister: We will discuss EU support, but we take no prescriptions

Ethiopia is the champion of country ownership in development. A program designed in Brussels may not necessarily fit into the local context in Africa. This is why Ethiopia doesn’t accept prescriptions from its development partners, Ethiopian health minister Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Development Policy 26-02-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Vaccine R&D leaders

Vaccination may be the most effective public health intervention of all time. This is especially true in developing countries, where many families can’t find or afford health care when they get sick. The prevention offered by vaccines can be life-saving.

Development Policy 24-02-2015

Cancer is the poor parent of development aid

SPECIAL REPORT: Long considered a disease of rich countries, cancer is no longer sparing Africa, where, to general indifference, the number of deaths is soaring.

Health community
Development Policy 23-02-2015

As overseas money dries up, Indonesia develops its own vaccines

SPECIAL REPORT: Indonesia is developing its own vaccines to fight infectious diseases because funds from the EU and other development agencies to its health sector are drying up. EURACTIV reports from Indonesia.

Development Policy 04-12-2014

We are the ‘agents of change’, says volunteer

Pauline Kibo, currently specialising in institutional capacity building in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, shared her experiences, with entertaining and lively examples of things volunteers like her do.

HIV/AIDS
Development Policy 25-07-2014

Beating AIDS worldwide, NGOs still alarmed

According to the UN, AIDS-related deaths and further infections are on the decline worldwide. However, NGOs worry that foreign aid will be cut because of the global economic crisis. EURACTIV France reports.

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Development Policy 27-03-2014

Health and Development: What role for the EU?

African governments are increasingly investing in healthcare, but their progress in preventing infectious diseases could be set back without financial support from the EU and other donors.

Development Policy 05-08-2013

EU pressed to do more to combat AIDS in Eastern Europe

AIDS death rates in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have soared in the last decade while the EU continues to put the brunt of its funding for treatment and prevention in developing nations, according to experts who say this is creating a potential health timebomb on the EU’s eastern frontier.

Health 12-07-2013

Greece reintroduces forced HIV testing

A controversial measure that allows the police to detain people and force them to be tested for HIV has been reinstated by the new Greek health minister, Adonis Georgiadis.

Trade & Society 08-04-2010

EU-India free trade deal ‘will hurt AIDS patients’

A new Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and India could make it more difficult for the world's poorest patients to access antiretroviral drugs, according to humanitarian aid group, Médecins Sans Frontières.

UN report predicts population decline but increased life expectancy for Europeans

The UN's Population Division published on 26 February the 2002 Revision of World Population Prospects. The report forecasts for Europe a negative population growth, a decline in the number of children and a higher ratio of older people.