EUROPEAN INJURY DATABASE
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The European Injury Database IDB)contains anonymous data on accidents and injuries from different EU Member States. As injuries are an important and largely preventable health problem, the IDB provides users with relevant information for public health and consumer safety policies and actions within the EU.
Ebola epidemiology roundups
An extremely interesting Blog-Site with monthly roundups in Ebola Epidmiology. One finds a series of blogposts, summarizing the research conducted from begin of the West Africa outbreak up to now in 2016.
Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund
As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.
Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).
NowHereland as a European reality
Improving health care services for undocumented migrants in the European Union
Estimated 1-4% of the overall population in Europe are undocumented migrants (UDM), living in a NowHereland, where they face extremely precarious and health threatening living conditions. Health care organisations and professionals find themselves in a paradox situation: if they give care, they may act against legal and financial regulations, if they don’t give care they violate human rights and exclude the most vulnerable....