Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Leading health experts voice their support for the introduction of an EU priority review programme

(IN BRIEF) The global health NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is calling on the European Union (EU) to establish a priority review program aimed at encouraging investment in research and innovation (R&I) to combat poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases. Over … Read the full press release

World Health Organization Recommends University of Oxford’s Malaria Vaccine for Children

(IN BRIEF) The University of Oxford’s R21/Matrix-M™ malaria vaccine, developed in collaboration with the Serum Institute of India and leveraging Novavax’s adjuvant technology, has received a recommendation for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). After rigorous scientific review by … Read the full press release

EIB and UN Agencies Team Up to Drive Climate and Social Projects Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and five United Nations (UN) institutions have signed an agreement to enhance their collaboration on projects aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals. This agreement allows the EIB to directly finance technical assistance and … Read the full press release

EU Takes Action to Protect Human Health and Biodiversity with Stricter Air Quality Standards

(IN BRIEF) The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has adopted its position to improve air quality in the EU, aiming to create a cleaner and healthier environment. The report sets stricter limit and target values for pollutants such as … Read the full press release

Workplace Robot Wellness Coaches: Appearance Influences Perception and Effectiveness

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of Cambridge conducted a study in a tech consultancy firm, using two robot wellbeing coaches, where 26 employees participated in weekly robot-led wellbeing sessions for four weeks. The physical appearance of the robot affected … Read the full press release

Ozone pollution causes substantial hospital admissions for heart attack, heart failure and stroke

(IN BRIEF) The European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), has published a new study revealing that surpassing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ozone limit is associated with significant increases in hospital admissions for heart … Read the full press release

More markets around the world approve the Chr. Hansen’s Human Milk Oligosaccharides for infant formula

(PRESS RELEASE) HOERSHOLM, Denmark, 12-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Chr Hansen Holding A/S (CPH: CHR), a Danish bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, has announced new regulatory approvals around the world for … Read the full press release

QIAGEN announces new milestones for its QuantiFERON tuberculosis test

(PRESS RELEASE) HILDEN, Germany / GERMANTOWN, MD, United Staes / SHANGHAI, 7-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA), a German provider of Sample to Insights solutions that enable customers to unlock insights from the building … Read the full press release

Merck hits the 1.5 billionth mark of praziquantel donation in partnership with the World Health Organization for the treatment of neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa

(PRESS RELEASE) DARMSTADT, 24-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck (ETR: MRK), a German multinational leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science, electronics, has announced the company hit a milestone mark in its donation of praziquantel for the treatment of … Read the full press release

Majority across UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany do not see nutrition as part of sustainable diets – Arla Foods survey

(PRESS RELEASE) VIBY, Denmark, 10-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Arla Foods, a Danish multinational cooperative and Scandinavia’s largest producer of dairy products, has announced the release of its new survey, conducted by YouGov, of more than 8,000 consumers in the UK, … Read the full press release

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative: first all-oral treatment for Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) gets US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, has announced fexinidazole approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first all-oral treatment for both stages of the … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

NORMA Group CEO Dr. Michael Schneider currently receiving medical treatment for COVID-19; COO Dr. Friedrich Klein temporarily assumes CEO role

Dr. Michael Schneider cannot perform his tasks for the time being COO Dr. Friedrich Klein temporarily assumes the tasks of the CEO Management’s ability to act is ensured (PRESS RELEASE) MAINTAL, 24-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Michael Schneider, Chairman of … Read the full press release

200 healthcare decision-makers gather to address the looming challenges of cost, access and sustainability in the coming wave of high-value medicines

LONDON, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 5-6, 2017, 200 high-level experts from government, academia, biopharmaceutical developers and patient organisations convene in London (UK) to address the mounting challenge of accessibility and patient access to high-value, high-cost medical therapies. The … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence. The review will inform ongoing work by the … Read the full press release