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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Children, obesity and associated avoidable chronic diseases [-]
• To measure and analyse the impact of food marketing to children and young people: The project will build on earlier surveys and interlink with current research activities. The project will have a ...
• To measure and analyse the impact of food marketing to children and young people: The project will build on earlier surveys and interlink with current research activities. The project will have a special focus on the marketing of foods high in fat, sugar and salt. It will explore regulatory frameworks, the extent and nature of food marketing to children in various media and settings and overall trends in marketing strategies;
• To determine and consider policy options aimed at addressing obesity in children: The project will review policy options, such as legislation versus self regulation, compensatory actions, including media literacy, marketing of alternative ‘healthier` products and physical activity, including implementation of action plans on enhancing physical activity among children and young people (to be finalised under European Heart Health Initiative III);
• To complement activities and approaches at national level and stimulate concerted action: The project will draw up a proposal for a programme on pan-European action addressing childhood obesity.
Start date: 01/03/2004 - End date: 01/11/2006
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (Phase 3) [EUROCAT 3]
To provide essential epidemiologic information on congenital anomalies in Europe. To co-ordinate the establishment of new registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data. To co-o...
To provide essential epidemiologic information on congenital anomalies in Europe. To co-ordinate the establishment of new registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data. To co-ordinate the detection and response to clusters and early warning of teratogenic exposures. To evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention, in particular folic acid supplementation. To assess the impact of developments in prenatal screening. To provide an information and resource centre and ready collaborative research network to address the causes and prevention of congenital anomalies and the treatment, care and outcome of affected.
Start date: 01/03/2004 - End date: 01/09/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Eurosurveillance [-]
Eurosurveillance vise à fournir un service de publication pour l`échange d`informations scientifiques soumises à un comité de lecture dans une perspective européenne, qui s`adresse à toutes les ...
Eurosurveillance vise à fournir un service de publication pour l`échange d`informations scientifiques soumises à un comité de lecture dans une perspective européenne, qui s`adresse à toutes les personnes directement concernées par la surveillance, la prévention et le contrôle des maladies transmissibles à travers l`Union européenne.
Start date: 01/03/2004 - End date: 01/03/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Supporting the networks of competent authorities and working party leaders [SNAW]
1. Shortlisted health indicators to be included in the European Community Health Information and Knowledge System agreed by the network of competent authorities;
2. Recommendations about the impleme...
1. Shortlisted health indicators to be included in the European Community Health Information and Knowledge System agreed by the network of competent authorities;
2. Recommendations about the implementation of the shortlisted health indicators into the European Community Health Information and Knowledge System;
3. Recommendations about the collection of data necessary for constructing the health indicators in Member States, applicant countries and EFTA/EEA countries;
4. Adequate functioning of the network of competent authorities, the network of working party leaders and the European Information and Knowledge Forum in view of the objectives of the Community Action in the field of Public Health, the Commission Services and Member States.

Start date: 01/02/2004 - End date: 01/09/2005
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European surveillance of travel associated legionnaires' disease [EWGLINET]
The objectives of the EWGLINET projects were: - To develop and improve the EWGLINET scheme for travel associated legionnaire`s disease.
- To rapidly detect outbreaks of travel associated legionnaires`...
The objectives of the EWGLINET projects were: - To develop and improve the EWGLINET scheme for travel associated legionnaire`s disease.
- To rapidly detect outbreaks of travel associated legionnaires` disease and ensure that early warning and response mechanisms are in place for controlling these outbreaks.
- To support a network of laboratories in the development and maintenance of improved methods for detection of legionellae and the diagnosis of infections they cause.
- To capacity build through the delivery of training courses for environmental microbiologists.
Start date: 02/01/2004 - End date: 02/01/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2003)
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