Health and social care in European Institutions

The European Court make its position on vaccines known

2017.06.22

While the Italian government has prepared an obligatory vaccination schedule for children enrolling in school, the European Court pronounced that scientific evidence was not indispensable for cause-effect rulings on vaccines and their association with ...

How many deaths could have been avoided in the EU?

2017.06.14

In the European Union (EU), almost 1.7 million persons aged less than 75 died in 2014. Of those, more than 560 000 (or 33.3% of total deaths) could be considered as untimely. In other ...

EU rewards NGOs initiatives in the field of vaccination

2017.05.19

The European Commission dedicates this year’s EU Health Award to initiatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that contributed or are contributing to high standards of public health in the European Union through vaccination. With this ...

How many medicines do Europeans take?

2017.05.05

The use of medicine differs between Member States. In the EU, almost half of the population (49 %) used prescribed medicines in 2014. According to Eurostat, among the Member States this proportion ranged from ...

Do people in Europe feel healthy?

2017.04.07

73.3% of people aged 25 to 64 living in the European Union (EU) perceived their health status as very good or good in 2015. In contrast, fewer than 7% assessed their levels of health ...

Which European country spends the most on healthcare

2017.02.15

Health expenditure compared to GDP was highest among the EU member states in Sweden, France, Germany and the Netherlands (all around 11% of GDP) in 2014. According to the latest data of Eurostat, in ...