“We don’t want to be just part of the problem – we want to be part of the solution!”

This is my first blog post for EPF, and I am thrilled to be able to share my views with so many dedicated readers.  As a physician, a scientist and a breast More »

EPF Youth Group welcomes Anna!

My name is Anna, I am 26 years old and I come from Italy. I also have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurodegenerative disease affecting the central nervous system causing physical More »

International Diabetes Federation Europe in the spotlight

What’s on the top of your agenda? Political advocacy remains a priority, both nationally and at a European level, on policy development and implementation. But this does not diminish any focus on More »

ENUSP’s 6th Empowerment Seminar in Brussels

On the first day, the Chair of ENUSP, Olga Kalina, presented an overview of the activities that took place during the past year. Among them were the submission of our Shadow Report More »

Self-medication and antibiotic resistance

Why is antibiotic resistance an important public health problem? Treating infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a challenge: commonly used antibiotics are no longer effective and doctors must choose other antibiotics to More »

 

“We don’t want to be just part of the problem – we want to be part of the solution!”

This is my first blog post for EPF, and I am thrilled to be able to share my views with so many dedicated readers.  As a physician, a scientist and a breast

EPF Youth Group welcomes Anna!

My name is Anna, I am 26 years old and I come from Italy. I also have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurodegenerative disease affecting the central nervous system causing physical

International Diabetes Federation Europe in the spotlight

What’s on the top of your agenda? Political advocacy remains a priority, both nationally and at a European level, on policy development and implementation. But this does not diminish any focus on

ENUSP’s 6th Empowerment Seminar in Brussels

On the first day, the Chair of ENUSP, Olga Kalina, presented an overview of the activities that took place during the past year. Among them were the submission of our Shadow Report

Self-medication and antibiotic resistance

Why is antibiotic resistance an important public health problem? Treating infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a challenge: commonly used antibiotics are no longer effective and doctors must choose other antibiotics to

How chronic conditions complicate my social ventures

I have Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and I was diagnosed when I was seven years old. JIA is an autoimmune inflammatory joint disease and it affects approximately 1 in 1.000 children every

“At age 26, I am able to shape my own therapy”

Trust is a vital ingredient to build successful relationships, both personal and professional ones. This becomes particularly significant when it comes to my Haematology consultants and the difference between suffering from a

My experience at the European Health Forum Gastein

This year, I had the chance to return for the second time as Young Gasteiner to the 18th European Health Forum Gastein. This years’ programme was highly linked to key themes within

Our members in the spotlight: Pancyprian Federation of Patients’ Associations and Friends

What’s on the top of your agenda? At the moment we are focusing on increasing the Federation’s awareness and on promoting the Federation as the patients’ voice in Cyprus. Our number one

Why Empowerment matters – a medical student’s perspective

For a long time, doctors were the experts in healthcare. They knew what’s wrong with the patient and there was little to no argument about their decisions and advice. But now this