News

  • The European Response to Chronic Diseases

  • December 08th 2016
  • Preview

    The European Chronic Disease Alliance and the NCD Alliance, with the support of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, will hold a two-day meeting on 12 and 13 December 2016 in Brussels, “The European Response to Chronic Diseases - the Role of Civil Society”.

  • Read more
  • "AVMSD: What about our Kids?"

  • December 01st 2016
  • Preview

    On 1 December the event “AVMSD: What about our Kids?” takes place in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Daciana Octavia Sá¢rbu and organised by a coalition of ten organisations. The event gathers experts from a wide range of backgrounds to discuss the effects of marketing on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes. Speakers include WHO Europe, European Commission, academia, healthcare payers and a wider panel for debate.

  • Read more
  • EP Meeting on AVMSD 1 December 2016

  • November 23rd 2016
  • Preview

    The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVSMD) offers a once in a decade opportunity to protect children from commercial communications on alcohol and unhealthy foods.

  • Read more
  • European Parliament TFA resolution adopted

  • October 26th 2016
  • Preview

    The European Heart Network (EHN) congratulates the European Parliament for adopting a Resolution on trans fatty acids (TFAs). EHN supports the European Parliament’s call on the European Commission to establish an EU legal limit on industrial TFAs and that as soon as possible.

    TFAs are a major contributor to cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death in the EU. For every 2% energy of TFA consumption, the risk of heart attack or death from heart disease is increased by about 25% (more than any other macronutrient compared on a per-calorie basis).

  • Read more
  • Open letter to Commissioners on chronic diseases

  • July 12th 2016
  • Preview

    The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), a coalition of 11 European health organisations, has signed along with several other organisations an open letter to Commissioners Frans Timmermans, Vytenis Andriukaitis and Jyrki Katainen, expressing concerns about the Commission's commitment to act with resolve on chronic diseases.  Please click here to read the letter.