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Call for application for travel scholarships to short course on Good Clinical Practice in Kumasi, Ghana

The German-West-African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention (G-WAC), established through the DAAD using funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, is issuing travel grants to students studying in its partner institutions in Germany. The aim of G-WAC, based at the KNUST, in Kumasi, Ghana, in collaboration with the Berlin School of...

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Observatory webinar series on the COVID-19 response

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is conducting a series of webinars which draws lessons from country experiences, analysing how health systems can respond to the pandemic and what makes them more resilient to external shocks and crises. The webinars are delivered as a series of 1-hour online sessions. The series includes 5...

Special issue on Covid-19 policy responses across Europe

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has just published a special issue of its journal, Eurohealth, in collaboration with WHO/Europe and the European Commission. This issues draws on data from the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor to examine health system responses to COVID-19 across Europe.

This special issue includes...

African Health Observatory – Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP)

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) in Brazzaville, Congo, has hosted the kick-off meeting of the African Health Observatory – Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP). AHOP is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and is modelled after the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies...

State of Health in the EU report and Bulgaria’s country health profile presented by experts in Sofia

The average life expectancy in Bulgaria increased from 72 years in 2000 to 75 years in 2017 but still remains the lowest in the EU, according to the European Commission’s report State of Health in the EU, published at the end of last year, BNR reports. Yesterday, experts of the Commission and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies...

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Strengthening health systems through nursing: Evidence from 14 European countries

‘Who is a nurse?’ and ‘What is nursing?’ seem to be simple questions yet the answers are strangely elusive. This book explores the variations in structure and organization of the nursing workforce across the different countries of Europe. This diversity, and the...

Improving healthcare quality in Europe: Charecteristics, effectiveness and implementation of different strategies

Quality improvement initiatives take many forms, from the creation of standards for health professionals, health technologies and health facilities, to audit and feedback, and from fostering a patient safety culture to public reporting and paying for quality. For policymakers who struggle to decide which initiatives to prioritise for investment,...