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Health 28-05-2020

Bulgaria pins hopes on BCG vaccine against coronavirus

In the worldwide battle against COVID-19, scientists are investigating whether a century-old tuberculosis vaccine might offer some additional protection against the novel coronavirus.
Health 19-11-2019

People-centred healthcare arrives at the European Parliament

A different approach to healthcare looping around health needs and expectations of people rather than diseases was touched in an event at the European Parliament, where participants and speakers called for more patient empowerment in the EU health agenda.
Health 07-06-2018

Health and vaccine research set to lose out from new EU research budget

The European Commission may be planning to hike spending for its flagship research programme, but health and scientific research, particularly into new vaccines, was not one of the winners from the proposal announced on Thursday (7 June).
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 20-05-2016

SDG progress hampered by insufficient mortality data

Life expectancy is at its highest in Europe and the average is globally rising at a significant rate except in Africa, according to new figures released by the World Health Organisation. But its work is being hurt by a lack of data to analyse. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 26-04-2016

Corruption continues to hinder Global Fund’s work

The Global Fund has financed anti-malaria programmes in 100 countries since its foundation in 2002. However, there are flaws in the system and the spectre of corruption is ever present. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 04-12-2015

New TB drug for children finally developed

Tuberculosis was discovered late in the 19th century, with antibiotics introduced for its treatment halfway through the 20th. Now, treatment specifically for children is set to be rolled out. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 20-11-2015

Health experts to take fight to TB

A new strategy to fight and eventually eradicate tuberculosis is expensive - but it may be the only way to tackle a disease that is becoming resistant to medication and killing the world's poorest. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 29-10-2015

WHO: More work needed to eradicate tuberculosis

A new study by the WHO has shown that the number of tuberculosis cases per year has nearly halved, but that there is still a lot of work to be done. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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).
Health 17-03-2015

Report: Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) revealed Tuesday (17 March).
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Development Policy 10-02-2015

As EU aid ends in Indonesia, communities take over

In 2019, the European Union will terminate a number of its health support programmes in middle-income countries, including in Indonesia. This will put a lot of pressure on the archipelago's healthcare system, which is heavily staffed by volunteers. EURACTIV reports from Jakarta.
Development Policy 23-01-2015

Developing countries urged to produce TB vaccines locally

Even though one third of the global population have the microbes that cause tuberculosis (TB), pharmaceutical companies still have little incentive to produce the drugs that can combat the deadly but curable disease.
Experts meet to discuss vaccinations and their significance in pulling developing countries out of a vicious cycle of poverty and disease. [Kristian Fetz]
Development Policy 01-07-2014

Berlin panel: vaccines save lives and economies

An estimated 1.5 million children will die from preventable diseases this year because they do not have access to vaccinations. At a June 25 workshop hosted by EURACTIV Germany, experts discussed current opportunities and challenges for health development in the world's poorest countries. EURACTIV.de reports
Development Policy 17-07-2013

As disease rates fall in Africa, EU urged to maintain health aid

African governments are spending more of their own money to combat the AIDS virus, malaria and other health plagues, but a senior global health official says progress in preventing infectious diseases could slow if the EU and other donors skimp on their aid.
Development Policy 09-04-2013

‘Difficult times’ in global fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

The organisation that finances the prevention and treatment of the AIDS virus and other global killers is urging top donors to provide an additional $15 billion (€11.5 billion) to fight infectious diseases over the next three years or risk reversing a decade of advances in care.

EU urged to fund research on ‘terrible triangle’ of disease

The European Commission is failing to pay its "fair share" in funding research into the main poverty-related killers HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to health NGOs.
Health 26-03-2008

Tuberculosis on the rise in Central and Eastern Europe

EU data and a World Health Organisation (WHO) report have highlighted the need for improved health systems to deal with a rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and former Soviet states.
Health 09-07-2007

Interview: HIV/AIDS ‘growing rapidly’ in EU border countries

The EU should be more concerned about the fast-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in eastern Europe, says the executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, who also warns about 'its very dangerous combination' with drug-resistant tuberculosis in those countries.
Health 24-03-2006

Alarming rise of tuberculosis in former Soviet Union countries

A new report revealing a notable resurgence of tuberculosis in the former Soviet Union countries states that this virulent lung disease is a major public health concern for the whole European region.
Health 02-08-2005

Commission gives extra money to fight poverty-related diseases

The Commission has allocated an extra 58 million euro to fight three poverty-related diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Development Policy 17-03-2004

Three new Member States among worst hit by drug-resistant tuberculosis

A new report by the World Health Organisation warns that the new Baltic Member States are among the worst sufferers of multidrug-resistant TB.
Trade & Society 01-09-2003

Breakthrough: WTO eases access to affordable medicines

Having missed the original deadline of 31 December 2002, WTO members reached a definitive agreement on 30 August on this issue, giving momentum to the Cancún talks.
Trade & Society 29-08-2003

Another blow for access to medicines talks in the WTO

On 28 August, the WTO's 146 members failed to reach a final agreement on access to medicines, which renders a deal before Cancún "very unlikely".