What to expect from the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2018?

4. Juli 2018 at 08:35

3d to 5th October 2018, Bad Hofgastein, Austria 2018 is a big year for health. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and with it the very right to health itself, celebrates 70 years of existence, while other key health milestones such as the Tallinn Charter and Alma-Ata celebrate their anniversaries. […]

My Extraordinary Erasmus Exchange in Paris

28. Juni 2018 at 09:41

by Angelika Starzer. As a person who has always been fond of the idea of studying abroad and experiencing different educational systems I decided to apply for an Erasmus exchange during my 5th year at the medical school in Vienna, Austria. During grammar school I had learned French for several […]

The EHFG comes to Brussels: EHFG in EP talks

6. Juni 2018 at 11:34

25th June 2018, Brussels, Belgium The EHFG uniquely comes to Brussels to kick-off the 2018 discussions with an event in the European Parliament on 25th June. Hosted by the EHFG Vice-President Karin Kadenbach MEP, the speakers will reflect on the EHFG’s 2018 theme,  HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – BOLD POLITICAL […]

Schmerzmedizinische Versorgung geriatrischer Patienten

6. Juni 2018 at 09:18

von OÄ Dr. Gabriele Grögl. Der diesjährige Kongress der Österreichischen Schmerzgesellschaft befasste sich mit dem Thema „Schmerzmedizin trifft Alternsmedizin“. Im Anschluss daran möchte ich einiges zu dieser komplexen Thematik festhalten. Mehr als die Hälfte aller Menschen über 65 Jahre leiden unter Schmerzen. Die häufigsten Ursachen sind Erkrankungen des Bewegungsapparats, Verletzungen […]

Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries

1. Juni 2018 at 10:31

Right Jobs, Right Skills, Right Places The publication Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries is from the series OECD Health Policy Studies. It concentrates on the key aspects and newest trends in the field of health workforce policies in the member states of the OECD. It observes the aspect of […]

World Blood Donor Day, 14th June 2018

30. Mai 2018 at 11:09

14th June 2018, worldwide. The history of blood donation goes back further than you might expect, reaching as far back as the 17th century. The medical specialists of the time knew that blood was a vital element in the body and losing too much of it was bound to have […]

WHO: World Health Statistics

30. Mai 2018 at 09:39

The World Health Statistics 2018, WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health, highlights that while remarkable progress towards the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) has been made in some areas, in other areas progress has stalled and the gains that have been made could easily be lost. “The […]

Auslandsfamulatur in Ägypten

18. Mai 2018 at 10:24

von Rudolf Krug. Gleich zu Beginn möchte ich vorwegnehmen, dass mein Aufenthalt über die IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students‘ Associations; in Österreich AMSA) organisiert war und meine Famulatur alles andere als geplant verlaufen ist. Die Organisation in Ägypten war in meinem Ort dieses Jahr leider sehr schlecht. Trotz alldem […]

What to expect from the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2018?

9. Mai 2018 at 14:07
European Health Forum Gastein 2018

2018 is a big year for health. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and with it the very right to health itself, celebrates 70 years of existence, as does the World Health Organization. Important international milestones for health celebrate their anniversaries, among them Alma-Ata and the Tallinn Charter. And more […]

Schmerzmedizin – das Stiefkind im österreichischen Gesundheitssystem

13. April 2018 at 10:52

von OÄ Dr. Gabriele Grögl. “Um der österreichischen Bevölkerung eine effektive schmerzmedizinische Versorgung anbieten zu können, bedarf es zweier wesentlicher Voraussetzungen: erstens einer fundierten universitären schmerzmedizinischen Ausbildung und zweitens flächendeckender, abgestufter Versorgungseinrichtungen. Beides existiert derzeit in Österreich nicht.” Laut Österreichischem Gesundheitsbericht 2014 leiden derzeit etwa 1,8 Millionen Österreicher und Österreicherinnen […]