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Coronavirus 02-04-2020

‘No gloves, no masks’: Romania medical workers fear for lives in virus fight

"We don't have gloves, masks, anything," says one of the medical team at southeastern Romania's Râmnicu Sărat hospital, one of those designated to treat COVID-19 patients.
Coronavirus 02-04-2020

Shortage of drugs and equipment: Brussels hospitals sound the alarm

Hospitals in the Belgian capital called on the federal government on Wednesday (1 April) to address a shortage of medicines and equipment, as COVID-19 patients continue to arrive at intensive care units that are starting to fill up.
Politics 30-03-2020

France moves patients from swamped hospitals as death toll climbs

France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday (29 March) to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern France.
Coronavirus 25-03-2020

Spanish doctors, nurses demand action after coronavirus cases soar

Nurses and doctors demanded action after Spain reported its sharpest daily increase in coronavirus cases on Tuesday (24 March) and said about 14% of the nearly 40,000 infections were among health workers.
Coronavirus 24-03-2020

Spain lauds the medics on the front line of coronavirus crisis

Spain paid tribute on Monday (23 March) to front-line staff battling a worsening coronavirus outbreak that has infected nearly 4,000 health workers, who make up more than a tenth of known cases in the country.
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2020

Belgium to unlock €1 billion for hospitals

Belgium's newly formed federal government will provide €1 billion urgently to help hospitals face the coronavirus crisis as the situation in the coming days become "extremely intense" for healthcare services, it said on Friday (20 March).
Economy & Jobs 10-02-2020

Germany should be more Chinese – at least a bit

While China has shown it needs a few days to build a hospital, infrastructure projects in Germany are making no progress. But politicians from the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) now want to change this. EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Economy & Jobs 22-02-2019

EU Commission wants to support health systems better through structural funds

Many regions of Europe for poor medical care because there is a lack of doctors, money or infrastrcture. The Commission is now considering how the structural funds can help in a targeted way. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 15-05-2015

German government poised to tackle growing antibiotic resistance

Germany hopes to slow the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in medicine and agriculture with its new "DART 2020" strategy. But critics have their doubts, saying it does not do enough to curb large-scale use of antibiotics on livestock farms. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 12-06-2012

Dalli: ‘The economic crisis should not turn into a health crisis’

European governments should not be neglecting public health in times of austerity, the EU's health Commissioner John Dalli has warned.
Health 29-05-2009

WHO report highlights health sector’s carbon footprint

Cutting carbon dioxide emissions in the health sector must form part of a comprehensive package of measures to mitigate the impact of climate change at the December climate conference in Copenhagen, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Health 24-03-2009

Hospital bugs cost EU €5.5bn per year

Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) contribute to the deaths of 110,000 and cost an estimated €5.5bn every year, but could be dramatically reduced if best practice was shared across the EU, it has been claimed.
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