Clara Bauer-Babef

Coronavirus 25-11-2021

France says no to lockdowns, boosts vaccination campaign instead

France will not go into lockdown or under curfew and will speed up its vaccination campaign to slow the increase of COVID-19 cases amid a European fourth wave. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 24-11-2021

COVID-19: EU disease centre calls for public health measures to be ’applied urgently’

The EU's disease centre, the ECDC, recommended on Wednesdays (24 November) applying sanitary measures immediately and pursuing efforts in vaccinating EU citizens to avoid a “very high COVID-19 burden“.
Non-discrimination 23-11-2021

French delegation calls for ’emergency’ repatriation of children in Syria as winter nears

France and the EU should help organise “emergency” repatriation of French and other European women and children stuck in Syria before winter sets in, a French delegation said upon return from a mission to northeast Syria, where they met with Kurdish authorities.
Health 22-11-2021

Patients’ quality of life is the new focus in breast cancer care

There is an urgent need to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life as available treatments have increased their lifespan, health experts said during a EURACTIV event.
Health 16-11-2021

Health Brief: One Health, One Earth

The COVID pandemic has raised more awareness of how closely our health is interconnected with animals and the environment, the chief scientist of EU’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) told EURACTIV. Last week, we sat down with Marta Hugas, who leads...
Health 09-11-2021

COVID-19 hit mental health of French students hard – report

France's students have reported an increase in anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by France's national health and medical research institute (INSERM) and the University of Bordeaux published on Tuesday (9 November) has found. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 05-11-2021

Too many disparities in cancer treatment remain within the EU, say MEPs

Disparities in the access to cancer treatment persist across the EU with differences in survival up to 25% for the same disease and at the same stage of illness between different member states, European lawmakers have warned.
Health 03-11-2021

Health NGOs ask Commission to reconsider “crucial aspects” of HERA

Nineteen European health organisations have asked that HERA be more transparent, prioritise the public interest, and involve Parliament more in the decision-making process, in a joint letter published on Wednesday, 3 November.
Health 27-10-2021

EU’s Kyriakides promises to reinstate grants for health NGOs in EU4Health programme

The European Commission will reinstate operating grants for health NGOs in the EU4Health programme, the EU's Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has promised after European health NGOs joined forces in an online campaign this week.
Health 26-10-2021

Health Brief: East lags behind in vaccination race

Europe is now battling new spikes of COVID-19 cases, especially in Eastern member states where there is a lower vaccination uptake. This not only stretches the health systems, but puts the conversation on measures needed to stop the virus spread...
Health 21-10-2021

French government to invest €650 million in digital health

France has the potential to be a "leader in digital health", Health Minister Olivier Véran has said, announcing an investment plan of €650 million, divided into five axes, to accelerate the national digital health strategy, as part of the Health Innovation 2030 plan.
Health 20-10-2021

Opioid use: “more controlled” in Europe than in the US

The consumption of opioid painkillers increased in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this enough to signal the risk of an opioid crisis similar to the one in the United States? Not really, experts say.
Health 19-10-2021

Health Brief: Health design wins the day

The winner of the DesignEuropa awards has come from the healthcare sector for the second edition in a row, highlighting the increasing importance of a user-friendly approach in developing medical devices. The portable and compact patient monitor IntelliVueX3, developed by...
Health 14-10-2021

MEPs call for the EU pharma strategy to address medicine shortages

MEPs adopted a draft report on Tuesday (12 October) aimed at strengthening the EU's pharmaceutical strategy to ensure every patient has reliable and timely access to medicines, as shortages have been increasing since 2000. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 13-10-2021

France leads Europe in care for metastatic breast cancer patients, but not in screening

Although France is seen as a "leader" in organising the care of women with metastatic cancer,  as their quality of life has become an essential aspect of patient care in France, screening - which can reduce mortality by 20% - must be stepped up. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 07-10-2021

MEPs call for strengthening rights of people with disabilities

MEPs overwhelmingly adopted a report to protect people with disabilities on Wednesday (6 October). MEPs agreed that there is still a lot left to be done as disabled people still face many barriers and discrimination across the bloc. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 06-10-2021

French government announces support scheme for mentally vulnerable

In a drive to broaden health benefits, France announced new aid to guarantee the rights of people with intellectual disabilities as a two-day World Mental Health Summit opened in Paris on Tuesday (5 October).
Health 30-09-2021

Macron: France to reimburse consultations with psychologists from 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of "historic" measures at a conference on mental health and psychiatry on Tuesday (28 September), including the reimbursement of sessions with psychologists subject to medical prescription
Health 24-09-2021

French club Monaco to feed footballers with organic, seasonal veg

The AS Monaco football club launched on Tuesday (21 September) its first vegetable garden, which will be used to feed the players with organic, local and seasonal produce. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 22-09-2021

Big Pharma preventing vaccine access to low-income countries, says Amnesty report

In low-income countries, the fully vaccinated account for less than 1% of the population compared to the 55% fully vaccinated in rich countries, according to a report published by Amnesty International on Wednesday (22 September), which accuses pharmaceutical companies of obstructing access to vaccines. EURACTIV France reports. 
Health 21-09-2021

Health Brief: DG SANTE’s to-do list

Welcome to EURACTIV’s very first Health Brief! In this first edition, we spoke to the European Commission's director-general for health and food safety, Sandra Gallina, to find out what is in store this autumn when it comes to health.
Health 16-09-2021

MEPs vow to strengthen role of EU’s agency on infectious diseases

EU lawmakers on Wednesday (15 September) adopted by a large majority the proposal to extend the mandate of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Health 15-09-2021

France: mandatory vaccination for caregivers ‘risks destabilising health structures’, nursing union says

From (Wednesday (15 September) on, health institutions staff in France will have to present a vaccination certificate to be allowed to practise. But the move is perceived as a threat by the already understaffed medical and paramedical branch.
Agrifood 13-09-2021

COVID highlights need for EU to regulate wildlife trafficking

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to regulate the trade in live wild animals, who could carry viruses. In Europe, the lack of regulation on this subject represents a major health risk.