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WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2018

World Kidney is held on the second Thursday in March every year. This year it was on March 8 and the topic was Kidney Disease & Women, to highlight the impact of

Alzheimer Europe: two new publications, involving people with dementia

Alzheimer Europe (AE) is delighted to present its two new publications: A comparative report on “Standards for residential care facilities in Europe” and a discussion paper called “Dementia as a disability? Implications

What Place for Healthcare in Ireland? Are there Implications for Europe?

May 2017 marked a landmark in Irish healthcare planning. Under the leadership of Parliamentarian Roisin Shortall, the report of the Houses of the Oireachtas (National Parliament) was published and signed up by

World Mental Health Day: Wellbeing at Work is an Asset

“Mental health at work should be considered as an asset”. That was the key message sent by experts on World Mental Health Day (11/10). A better dialogue between employees and organisations, implementation

From Nurse to Equal Partner: Read the Story of Inge, IBD Belgian Patient

I was diagnosed with colitis ulcerosa (inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) in 2000 after a year of fatigue and medical problems. Putting a name and some words on my symptoms was a

Experts Pave the Way for Better European Pain Policy

From the 7th to the 08th of June, the city of Valetta in Malta hosted the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) symposium. Patients, healthcare professionals, researchers and European politicians came together to

5 Questions to: the Swedish Disability Rights Federation

Every month we put the spotlight on one of our members. Today, we are delighted to catch up with the Swedish Disability Rights Federation, who joined EPF in April 2017. What’s on

Join the call to action on allergy and asthma!

Patients, doctors and Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma have launched a call to action to improve the quality of life of allergy and asthma patients. See

New Alzheimer Europe Survey Highlights Inequalities in Access to Dementia Care and Treatment across Europe

Not everybody is equal when it comes to dementia care and treatment. This is the telling result of the recent Alzheimer Europe’s report entitled the “European Dementia Monitor”, which assessed countries for

European Society of Radiology: Involving Patients for Better Safety

The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) took place in Vienna from 1-5 March 2017 providing a platform to discuss strategies towards improved patient safety and quality of care. Patients and healthcare professionals