European Commission Issues Report on the Impact of the Paediatric Regulation

In a report to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, the European Commission says that the Regulation has had a substantial impact on the development of medicines. Between 2007 and 2016 over 260 new Medicines for use by children were authorised. There is also a clear upward trend …

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ECDC, EFSA and EMA Publish Harmonised AMR Indicators

The European Centre for Disease Control, European Food Safety Agency and European Medicines Agency have published harmonised outcome indicators to assist EU member states in assessing their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and antimicrobials resistance (AMR). In humans, indicators include total consumption and the ratio of community consumption …

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WHO urges animal antibiotic curbs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended governments dramatically cut antibiotic use in farm animals, including a ban on their use in growth promotion. Key recommendations include: – a reduction in use of medically important antimicrobial in food-producing animals; – a complete restriction of use in food-producing animals for growth promotion; …

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EAP and EPA Reach Agreement on a Future Common Paediatric Society

The EAP and EPA met in Moscow on the 9th of November to discuss the future collaboration opportunities between the two societies. The meeting sought to explore the possibility to merge the two societies, leading to only one European Paediatric Society in Europe representing the paediatric population and the European …

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Infectious Diseases and Migrant Children at the core of EAP’s 2017 Congress and Masterclass

Like previous years, the EAP Congress and MasterCourse 2017 was again a success! More than 700 paediatricians from 80 countries visited Ljubljana (Slovenia) to exchange ideas and information, and to meet colleagues from all over the world. This year, the MasterCourse focussed on Paediatric Infections and included a diverse range …

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EAP Signs Budapest Declaration on Children on the Move, Guidelines on Migrant’s Health to be Published Soon

EAP has created its own detailed guidelines on the health risks and needs of refugee and migrant children entitled Providing primary care for migrant children in Europe. Seeking to provide optimal care for migrant and refugee children in need of paediatric treatment, the publication of the Guidelines (which contain 12 …

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Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Top of EAP’s Agenda

On the 15th November 2017, and as a part of the World Antibiotics Awareness Week, EAP has released its statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) in collaboration with the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Underlining the importance of AMS as a key component to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), the …

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EAP commemorates World Obesity Awareness Day with infographic on overweight and obesity

To acknowledge and celebrate the World Obesity Awareness Day, EAP took to Twitter to publish its brand new “Childhood Obesity: Facts and Figures” infographic, as well as an accompanying banner. Presenting the main causes and consequences of obesity and weight excess, as well as the key actions needed to tackle …

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Brexit and Health

brexit and health

  “Brexit is bad for health, and doctors should say so”. Neena Modi, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in the UK, argued in a recent personal view in the British Medical Journal that leaving the EU will have wide ranging effects on the health …

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