Health and social care in Eastern Europe

Romanian Health Ministry launches anticorruption line

2016.12.12

Romania’s Health Ministry will launch a special anticorruption telephone line. Where the patients, doctors, and other people who witness corruption offenses in a medical unit or pharmacy can call to signal the crime to ...

Denmark sets example in battle against HIV

2016.05.16

Defeating HIV is possible. The extraordinary case of Denmark proves it. Each year, just one in 1,000 people contract the virus. This is a success that has been a long time in the making, ...

The prisons with sex rooms for rent by the hour

2016.03.08

Internationally renowned photographer Cosmin Bumbut's latest project is a journey into the 'love rooms' used by inmates in Romanian prisons. With his lens, he has photographed the sex rooms that, since 2008, have been ...

Those Europeans who celebrate with gunfire

2016.01.19

“Celebrate with your heart, not your gun.” This is the slogan of a media campaign sweeping across the Balkans in an attempt to address a harmful tradition that seemed to have died out but ...

The killers hiding in Romanian hospitals

2015.12.14

The Romanian health service needs emergency treatment. It sounds like a joke but, unfortunately, it's not. The simple, absurd reason is that every hospital in the country is literally infested with germs that are ...

Flighting climate change in a video game

2015.12.08

The SEE 2050 Carbon Calculator is a new video game launched by a group of Balkan countries during the climate change conference taking place in Paris. It provides an entertaining way for the citizens ...

Female doctors, the Eastern Europe’s supremacy

2015.12.03

Estonia, Slovenia and Slovakia have the highest rate of female doctors among developed economies. According to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in fact, almost three in four doctors ...

Romania’s course to beat the fear of flying

2015.09.01

Scared of flying? Romania is launching a pilot project to help people overcome their fear of flying. The phobia affects all age groups but affects more women than men. The project, which is promoted ...

Free festival tickets if you give blood

2015.07.16

In Transylvania, home of Dracula, a campaign called Pay with Blood has just been launched. Until July 24, those who donate blood will receive free tickets and special promotions on season tickets for a ...