Tag Archives: Europe

The Measles Outbreak Europe 2020 – Things You Need To Know

Measles is one of the infectious diseases that’s been causing health troubles for many nations including Europe. In 2019, the World Health Organization[1] announced significantly high measles cases reported in 42 countries of the European region. The worst-case number was 13 measles-related deaths in 3 countries: Romania, Albania, and Ukraine. The mortality rate in Ukraine,… Read More »

Coronavirus: Europe experiencing ‘pandemic fatigue’

Covid is taking an emotional toll across Europe with rising levels of apathy among some populations, the World Health Organization is warning. Survey data reveals the scale of this “pandemic fatigue”, estimated to have reached over 60% in some cases. Many people are feeling less motivated about following protective behaviours after living with disruption and… Read More »

Trump suspends travel between US and Europe amid coronavirus pandemic

US President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening coronavirus crisis on March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump said the US will suspend all travel from Europe for the next 30 days. Since December 2019, coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected more than 109,000 people and killed more than 3,800… Read More »

The Madrid Declaration – a tool to improve sexual and reproductive health in Europe

The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) recently published a position paper on sexual and reproductive health issues (‘The Madrid Declaration: promoting evidence-based SRHR policies with respect for human rights’). We spoke to Dr Cristian Furau, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology in Arad, Romania, and member of the ESC board, about the… Read More »

Progress on 90-90-90 HIV targets shows stark gap between eastern and western Europe

The 90-90-90 targets for HIV diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression will be missed in much of eastern Europe due to poor access to HIV treatment, the 17th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2019) heard on its opening day in Basel, Switzerland. About 400 new HIV infections occur each day in the European region. “Part of the… Read More »

Working for sexual and reproductive healthcare rights for displaced people in Europe

Refugee Rights Europe is an advocacy organisation defending the human rights of refugees and displaced people in Europe. The organisation’s advocacy work is grounded in the voices and lived experience of displaced people and first-hand evidence from grassroots and civil society actors throughout Europe. We spoke to Alice Lucas, Advocacy and Policy Manager at Refugee… Read More »