Self-Care a Game-Changer for Chronic Diseases Prevention– EHP Recommendations

Chronic diseases are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the EU. Only 3% of health budgets are devoted on prevetion activities. Time for a change, calls the European Health Parliament. It More »

5 questions to… International Bureau for Epilepsy

Every month we put the spotlight on one of our members. Today, we are delighted to put the International Bureau for Epilepsy to our now famous short questionnaire! What’s on top of More »

EFCCA Thomas testimonial

My name is Thomas and in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Like everyone who is diagnosed with a chronic illness More »

European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products

On 26 to 28 May, our member EURORDIS is organizing the eighth edition of the European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) in Edinburgh, UK. Rare diseases stakeholders from across More »

5 questions to… the International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF)

EPF is proud of its members’ and their work. We are delighted to feature one of our 67 member organisations on our blog and share their successes and achievements. This month we More »

 

Self-Care a Game-Changer for Chronic Diseases Prevention– EHP Recommendations

Chronic diseases are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the EU. Only 3% of health budgets are devoted on prevetion activities. Time for a change, calls the European Health Parliament. It

5 questions to… International Bureau for Epilepsy

Every month we put the spotlight on one of our members. Today, we are delighted to put the International Bureau for Epilepsy to our now famous short questionnaire! What’s on top of

EFCCA Thomas testimonial

My name is Thomas and in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Like everyone who is diagnosed with a chronic illness

European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products

On 26 to 28 May, our member EURORDIS is organizing the eighth edition of the European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) in Edinburgh, UK. Rare diseases stakeholders from across

5 questions to… the International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF)

EPF is proud of its members’ and their work. We are delighted to feature one of our 67 member organisations on our blog and share their successes and achievements. This month we

EPF Youth Group Annual Spring Meeting

On 19th and 20th March, the EPF Youth Group gathered in Brussels for its two-day Spring Meeting to discuss key issues, such as capacity development, preparatory work for the Roundtable on Transition

EPF Youth Group Roundtable on Transition to Adult Care

On 21st March, the Youth Group conducted a roundtable on transition from paediatric to adult care, attended by representatives of patient organisations, health groups, as well as healthcare professionals and delegates of

Declaration Fest! International Festival of Health and Human Rights

March 2016 saw the launch of a brand new festival in Scotland, Declaration Fest, exploring health and human rights. The festival was led by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with NHS

EFNA Campaign: 1 in 3 Europeans fit under the Umbrella – Do You?

‘Together Under the Umbrella’ is the new campaign of our member the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA). It aims to raise awareness on the range and prevalence of brain disorders. Quick!,

“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