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The BlueHealth Consortium brings together a multi-disciplinary team of experts reaching across all 28 European Union countries. The proposed 4.5 year BlueHealth Project takes an international, interdisciplinary and multi-sector approach to health promotion and disease prevention by investigating the relationship between the EU’s ‘blue infrastructure’ and the health and well-being of its citizens. ...
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In order to strengthen the sustainability and resilience of health services and systems a unique consortium of governmental and funding organizations plus research institutes, has expressed the ambition to systematically learn from the organisation of care in other settings. Overall objective of TO-REACH is to provide groundwork for an ERA-NET that will contribute to the resilience, effectiveness, ...
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The forecasted increase in the number of older people for this century will be accompanied by an increase of those with disabilities. Disability is usually preceded by a condition named frailty that encompasses changes associated with ageing, life styles and chronic diseases. To detect and intervene on it is of outstanding importance to prevent disability, as recovery from disability is unlikely. ...
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The objective of the EMERALD Project is to improve mental health outcomes by enhancing health system performance.The key issues addressed are: (i) adequate, fair & sustainable resourcing: using human, infrastructural, informational & financial resource inputs to effectively deliver better mental health services; (ii) integrated service provision: enhancing access to integrated community care; and ...
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT APPROACHES (PASTA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

This project focuses on the systematic promotion and facilitation of active mobility (AM) (i.e. walking and cycling including the combination with public transport use) as an innovative approach to integrate physical activity (PA) into individuals’ everyday lives. In contrast to sports or exercise, AM requires less time and motivation, since AM provides both convenience as a mode of transport, and ...
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"The RAMSES project will develop a rigorous, analytical framework for the implementation of adaptation strategies and measures in EU and international cities. It will develop a set of innovative methods and tools that will quantify the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of adaptation to climate change and thus provide the evidence to enable policy makers to design adaptation str ...
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Advanced Immunization Technologies (ADITEC)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

Vaccines so far have been developed mostly by following an empiric approach. To prevent and possibly cure unresolved and emerging infectious diseases we need to fully exploit the potential of the human immune system. Progress in science and technology makes it possible to achieve what was previously deemed impossible. The scope of this project is to produce knowledge necessary to develop novel and ...
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Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2017,

Paediatric drugs (PD) lack appropriate testing. Most drugs have inadequate information about dosing regimen, dose adjustment and how to administer them. These are longstanding problems that unquestionably require concerted efforts at the international level. Both the US and the EU have introduced paediatric legislation that facilitates participation of children in research and pharmaceutical innov ...
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Pregnant women are very susceptible to malaria infection and Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) is a major cause of maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) that leads to infant mortality, poor growth and development. In low transmission areas, malaria can become severe, resulting in maternal and foetal death. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) MiP is responsible for 8–14% of LBW, 3–8% of infant deaths, highe ...
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Pandemic Risk and Emergency Management (PANDEM)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

The European Union (EU) faces a growing health security threat posed by pandemics due to the convergence of risk factors driving disease emergence, amplification and dissemination of pathogens with pandemic potential. Protecting the health and security of citizens in the EU in the face of these pandemic threats requires a coherent response by all stakeholders driven by effective pandemic risk mana ...
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The overall concept of this research project is to assemble a consortium of international experts working together to develop new and innovative tools to be applied to the control of dengue in a global context. The core of the application focuses on parallel strategies aimed at:• improving diagnosis and clinical management of dengue through two linked work packages designed a) to identify readily ...
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Recent advances in our understanding and forecasting of climate and climate change have brought us to the point where skilful and useful predictions are being made. These forecasts hold the potential for being of great value for a wide range of decision-makers who are affected by the vagaries of the climate and who would benefit from understanding and better managing climate-related risks. Howeve ...
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Integrated delivery systems of care, e.g. networks of health organizations and professionals who work together to coordinate services to meet their patients’ needs, are an important way of linking fragmented services and maximizing system efficiency and seamlessness of patient transition. Research increasingly shows that patients with advanced cancer and advanced chronic disease are treated well ...
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Background The 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is designed to help the EU meet its commitments under the Kyoto agreement, and respond to issues raised in the Green Paper on the security of energy supply. It has a key role to play in promoting the identification and implementation of effective energy savings measures in the building s ...
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... support.Expected results: Dissemination strategies for recommendations that have been rigorously evaluated in diverse settings, support the transfer of research into practice, and are adapted to real-world healthcare systems.
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Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming (IMPACT2C)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

... terranean), with the focus being on cross-sectoral interactions (e.g. land use competition) and cross-cutting themes (e.g. cities). The project also assesses climate change impacts in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions: Bangladesh, Africa (Nile and Niger basins), and the Maldives. IMPACT2C integrates and synthesises project findings suitable for awareness raising and are readily communic ...
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Semantic Interoperability for Health Network (SemanticHealthNet)

Start date: Dec 1, 2011, End date: May 31, 2015,

SemanticHealthNet will develop a scalable and sustainable pan-European organisational and governance process for the semantic interoperability of clinical and biomedical knowledge, to help ensure that EHR systems are optimised for patient care, public health and clinical research across healthcare systems and institutions.Through a clinically-driven workplan, exemplified in cardiovascular medicine ...
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Urban Reduction of GHG Emissions in China and Europe (URGENCHE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

In URGENCHE, a team of internationally recognised scientists in the areas of health risk assessment, urban energy demand and supply scenarios, urban planning, environmental science and epidemiology - in close collaboration with city partners in both Europe and China - develops and applies a methodological framework for the assessment of the overall risks and benefits of alternative greenhouse gas ...
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The main purpose of RESCAP-MED is to enhance the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) research landscape in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries by (a) strengthening capacity in a set of disciplines most relevant to improving public health and reducing health inequalities, and (b) enhancing networking, cooperation, and collaboration between researchers in the Mediterranean region. The main co ...
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African Programme for Advanced Research Epidemiology Training (APARET)

Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

The APARET fellowship programme will catalyse independent research activities of graduates of Field Epidemiology Training Programmes (FETP) and Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training programmes (FELTP) in Africa. APARET fellows will be employed as research associates by African APARET partners for 2 years (salary provided by host institute). During the first year of their contract they will be emb ...
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Access to Opioid Medication in Europe (ATOME)

Start date: Dec 1, 2009, End date: Nov 30, 2014,

... practice & therefore regarded as essential medicines. However, they are generally not readily available for patients who are in need of them for medical reasons. It is estimated that over 80% of the world's population is inadequately treated, because opioid (pain relieving) medicines have been categorized as ""controlled substances"", due to concerns about their possible abuse. These medicines ar ...
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Over the past decade, most EU Member States have identified food and health as key priorities. This is in response to increases in obesity and diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases amongst their populations. Also an insufficient nutrient supply in subgroups of the populations and special demands in ageing societies are identified as abiding challenges. Attempts ...
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"Topic: AFRICA BUILD aims to improve capacity for health research and education in Africa, through Information Technologies (IT). It will provide innovative learning and research opportunities.Background: The EU has supported many IT and health initiatives, with significant results. In contrast, there has been no significant transfer of expertise, methods and tools to neighbour countries in Africa ...
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"The aim of PROHIBIT is to understand existing guidelines and practices to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAI) in European hospitals, identify factors that enable and prevent compliance with best practices, and test the effectiveness of interventions of known efficacy. The project will employ a mixed-methods approach combining the strengths of qualitative research, survey methods, obser ...
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Inadequate access to and use of research evidence to inform health policy limits the achievement of universal and equitable access to healthcare, hinders quality improvement and makes it difficult to use healthcare resources wisely. Poorly informed decision-making about health policies and systems is one of the reasons why services fail to reach those most in need, health indicators are off track, ...
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Collaborative HIV and Anti-HIV Drug Resistance Network (CHAIN)

Start date: Apr 1, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

CHAIN is a large scale integrating project aimed to effectively and durably combat new and existing anti-HIV drug resistance in clinical settings, with a special emphasis on Eastern Europe and in heavily affected resource-poor regions in Africa. This will be achieved through our pan-European network of surveillance and basic research activities, the involvement of all main actors in the field of H ...
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"EUCBCC aims to facilitate a process whereby Europe's citizens can make informed choices about whether to seek health care in another Member State and, if they so choose, to ensure that the admin and clinical processes are straightforward and ensure continuity of care. It takes as its starting point the recent draft Directive on Patients' Rights, augmented by the existing body of research on cross ...
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Overcome failure to Publish nEgative fiNdings (OPEN)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2013,

Full information about completed and ongoing clinical trials is the indispensable base for decision making about medical therapies and diagnostic procedures by patients and doctors. Equally, researchers and research organisations, ethics boards, governments and health system agencies, courts for social justice, pharmaceutical companies and all professional groups of the health care system are depe ...
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"Medicines are one of the most common health interventions. Expenditure on pharmaceuticals range from 10–20 % of all health expenditure in rich countries & from 20–60 % in poor countries. Knowledge of appropriate & safe medicines has grown. But the incidence of medicines adverse effects remains high. In a UK study 6.5% of hospitals admissions were related to an adverse drug reaction (ADR). And as ...
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Psychosocial fActors Relevant to BrAin DISorders in Europe (PARADISE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

The overall prevalence of brain disorders – both neurological and psychiatric – is very high in Europe. Although it is well known that the burden and costs of these disorders are high, there is evidence that the overall, personal, social and economic costs of brain disorders have been underestimated because of the lack of valid and reliable information regarding the full range of psychosocial diff ...
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Patient Safety in Robotic Surgery (SAFROS)

Start date: Apr 1, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

... teria, using surgical phantoms and animals. By comparing across robots and surgical contexts we draw conclusions about the generality of our approach. The SAFROS consortium comprises:\tHospitals with worldwide reputation, which provide medical knowledge and can validate our approach\tEurope's leading research groups in telerobotics and surgical robotics \tInnovative companies, to develop new techn ...
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The European Commission has identified the challenge of population ageing as the most pressing policy issue in the 21st century. As Europeans live longer and disabilities in this population increase, valid and comparable longitudinal data on their health is essential for evidence based policy making. Valid data requires better measurement instruments and methodologies for longitudinal and cross-po ...
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"Objective: The ENERGY proposal addresses HEALTH-2007-3.3-1: Promoting healthy behaviour in children and adolescents. It will be specifically focussed on promoting health behaviours that contribute to prevention of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Strategy: The project will use a multidisciplinary analysis of determinants and intervention schemes on extrinsic and intrinsic f ...
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"PENTA-LABNET(PL) is a coordination action aimed at improving the range of products and clinical use of antiretrovirals(ARVs) in HIV-infected children in resource-rich and resource-limited countries. This will be achieved through building capacity of laboratories to undertake co-ordinated studies on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics of new formulations and dosing and studies ...
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Health professionals have always moved to, from and within Europe for work and other reasons. However, concerns about the scale of movement and its impacts on health systems are increasing. New disease patterns, new technology and increasingly global markets have multiplied pressures on health systems. Policy makers and managers need to respond but do not know enough about what is happening. EHMA ...
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"A broad-range of candidate malaria vaccines derived from diverse novel technologies have resulted from the multiple approaches being taken by different groups in developing malaria vaccines. The majority of the candidates are recombinant proteins based on complex native antigens found on the surface of the parasite. Vaccine potential of these parasite surface antigens is often supported by epidem ...
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"A number of new vaccines are being developed against Poverty-Related infectious diseases of major public health importance at a global level. The development of all those vaccines is facing the same kind of challenges and gaps, which still prevent 1) the establishment of readily accessible formulation and scale-up process development capacity for neglected diseases vaccines. 2) the establishment ...
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Platform for the Harmonization of Vaccine Adjuvant Testing (PHARVAT)

Start date: Nov 1, 2009, End date: Oct 31, 2011,

... etermine the laboratory tests that can be used to harmonize pre-clinical determination of vaccine adjuvant activity and safety throughout Europe, including new-member countries, and in the developing world, based on an in-depth survey and analysis of best practice employed by industry and other stakeholders in adjuvant R&D. A database of survey results will be analysed by experts and used to estab ...
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"Artemisinin based antimalarial drug combinations are recommended for the treatment of P.falciparum malaria infections throughout all malarial endemic areas of the world and in all populations, including women of child bearing age. The studies planned in this collaborative project are central to assessing the potential hazard posed by these drugs to the developing human foetus and thereby making e ...
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"Antimalarial drug discovery and development initiatives globally are fragmented and uncoordinated. We have brought together key organisations including MMV, WHO and AntiMal, an EU-funded FP6 Integrated Project represented by its coordinating institution and a number of academic malaria researchers, to resolve this problem through a logical series of meetings, conferences, workshops and dissemina ...
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