EUROPEAN PATIENTS’ RIGHTS DAY 2021

The role of civic society and Patients Advocacy Groups for more resilient Health Care Systems. 10 recommendations towards a European Health Union

In the role of needed changes towards more resilient healthcare systems, it is necessary to recognize the key role of Patients' Advocacy groups (PAGs), citizens’ organizations involved in healthcare issues and, more generally, of all actors that promote health as a common good. This is the message that came to light during the European conference of the 15th European Patients’ Rights Day, which started today and will end tomorrow, involving more than 150 civic society representatives from across Europe, members of the European Institutions and key stakeholders.

The event is promoted by Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non profit organization Cittadinanzattiva. and has been realized thanks to the unconditional support of: F. Hoffmann-La Roche LTD, Teva Europe, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH and Viatris.

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Sustainable Development Goals: the Inter-Institutional Group promoted by civic organizations for an inclusive and sustainable Europe is born. Tomorrow the launch event!

Rome, 15February 2021

Civil society organizations, together with European Institutions to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): this is the main message of the new political initiative that will be launched at the European level, tomorrow, the 16th February, in the occasion of the conference “Making sustainability an easy choice for EU citizens”.

Promoted by Cittadinanzattiva – through its European branch Active Citizenship Network (ACN) – by the European Consumers Union association (ECU) and by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), theInter-Institutional Group “SDG’s for well-being and consumers’ protection is currently supported by eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different countries and political groups: Nikos Androulakis (Greece – S&D); Tanja Fajon (Slovenia – S&D); Jose Gusmão (Portugal – GUE/NGL); Aldo Patriciello (Italy – EPP); Sabrina Pignedoli (Italy – NI); Giuliano Pisapia (Italy – S&D); Marcos Ros Sempere (Spain - S&D); Patrizia Toia (Italy – S&D).

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4 APPS AWARDED TODAY IN BRUSSELS AS BEST PRACTICES IN THE 2ND EUROPEAN CIVIC AWARD ON CHRONIC PAIN PROMOTED BY ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP NETWORK-CITTADINANZATTIVA (06 November 2019)

4 best practices activities have been awarded today in Brussels, thanks to the second edition of the “EU Civic prize on Chronic Pain”, promoted by the Italian NGO Active Citizenship Network-Cittadinanzattiva during the annual symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP).

Active Citizenship Network (ACN) launched the project ”EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices” to give evidence of the existing good practices in Europe in terms of struggle against pain, and based on the selection of the practices presented by different healthcare stakeholders. The prize provided an occasion for demonstrating what the community can offer in terms of good practices as well as sharing experiences useful for raising awareness about the condition, enhancing the body of knowledge of positive cases and success, and strengthening commitment on this topic. Throughout 2018 and 2019, this initiative has allowed us to collect 40 Good Practices coming from 12 different countries: Spain (13), Italy (10), Portugal (5)  Belgium (3), France (2), Malta (1), Sweden (1),  Germany (1), The Netherlands (1), Ireland (1), UK (1), and an extra EU country (1 from the Dominican Republic).

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18-19 november XIV EUROPEAN PATIENTS’ RIGHTS DAY - Fighting paradoxes on AMR in the age of Covid-19: One Health Approach is planned, multiple actions are required

Brussels, 19 November 2020

Antimicrobial resistance: one of the ten most urgent threats for the Global Health but totally underestimated among the populations; more dangerous than car accidents & cancer but not enough prioritized in the EU and National public health policies. Interlinked with Covid-19 pandemic but almost ignored by the media. The world is losing its most powerful tool in healthcare: antibiotics. By 2050 super bacteria could cause 350 million of deaths and meantime research is still waiting for EU incentive mechanisms as well as an overall strategy to integrate the development of - and access to - affordable and quality antimicrobials.

Despite the fight against AMR requires policies focused on the prevention and extension of vaccinations, the health expenditure for prevention programmes are the “Cinderella” of the public health budget.

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XIII EUROPEAN PATIENTS’ RIGHTS DAY 2019, 10th April 2019 European Parliament

Delivering patient value throughout the healthcare system
Focus on Digital Health and Personalized Medicine

 

Patient access to digital health innovation must be a shared responsibility of all the stakeholders involved in the health sector: private and public bodies have to collaborate.

In view of the next European elections, we ask more certainties that Digital Health and Personalized Medicine will be considered by the European Institutions among the priorities for the next years.

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