Scientists for EU launch Healthier in the EU campaign

Dear Editor,

On 3rd March, Scientists for EU will launch their campaign, Healthier in the EU, and I am proud to be on their advisory board.

The positive impact that EU membership has on our health is often overlooked.  But …

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East Midlands MEP demands better protection for workers against medical sharps injuries

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Glenis Willmott has called for further action to tackle medical sharps injuries across the EU. These injuries, including needle-stick injuries, can lead to diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, said:

“There are …

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Local MEP calls for urgent action on tuberculosis on World TB Day

A Local Euro MP is calling for concerted action to deal with the threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Glenis Willmott is urging EU Member States to make tackling MDR-TB a priority and to work together to ensure that everyone …

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Clean water can save a newborn baby’s life; let’s commit to giving them a #HealthyStart

clean water pumpToday is World Water Day which is an important annual milestone for international development. Providing universal access to clean drinking water has long been something I have campaigned on and a key goal of the United Nations and countless brilliant …

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Local MEP calls for action on dementia and Alzheimer’s

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An East Midlands MEP has joined calls for a European-wide action to promote the rights, dignity and independence of people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Glasgow Declaration, co-ordinated by the Alzheimer Europe group, is asking that the EU …

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Raising Awareness of Rare Diseases in Europe

Glenis and Vytenis Andriukaitis 2Saturday 28th February is European Rare Disease Day 2015, which aims to raise awareness of rare diseases and the impact they have on the lives of people who suffer from them.

A rare disease affects fewer than 5 in …

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We need to act now to protect access to medicines in the EU

pillsAccess to medicines is increasingly under threat in EU Member States, and prices for innovative drugs are continuing to rise. Most recently, a breakthrough in Hepatitis C treatment, Sofosbuvir, has been priced at £33,000 for a 12 week course …

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Labour MEP named Policy Maker of the Year for work on rare diseases

Bruxelles: EURORDIS Black Pearl GALA DINNER 2015.A Labour MEP has won an award for her work to help improve the lives of people with rare diseases in Europe.

Last night, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s European spokesperson on health, was presented with the Policy Maker of the …

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Labour MEP joins demands for an end to FGM

FGMAn East Midlands MEP has joined fellow MEPs and activists across the world in demanding an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Today marks International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM and many events are taking place to highlight the …

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Labour MEP hosts conference for International Childhood Cancer Day

SIOPE ConferenceFor the fourth year running, East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, has hosted a conference in the European Parliament to mark International Childhood Cancer Day.

The conference, organised in collaboration with the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE), looked at the …

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