Archive for May, 2011|Monthly archive page

EU website with legislation and information on road transport

This website contains a list of links to regulations and information on carriage of goods, carriage of passengers, employment and working conditions and road safety.

EU-OSHA teams up with the UN’s Decade of Action on Road Safety to reduce risks to drivers

People working in the road transport sector face many more risks than just the danger of having a collision – that is the message of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which has launched a new website to help keep drivers safe.

Consumer protection in the EU. Ten basic principles

This webpage contains ten basic principles regarding consumer protection in the EU. More information can be found on

The World Medicines Situation Report 2011 #WHO

The third edition of the World Medicines Situation Report brings together new data on 24 key topics relating to pharmaceutical production and consumption, innovation, regulation and safety – in one place.

Topics include selection, procurement, supply management, rational use, financing and pricing. Cross-cutting chapters cover household medicines use, access and human rights, good governance, human resources and national medicines policies.

Each chapter of this report is written by a different author. Chapters are being published electronically, in batches, between April and December 2011. The new report updates the 1988 and 2004 reports.

This information comes from WHO.

Stakeholder consultation on health security in the European Union

The aim of this consultation is to seek the views of stakeholders on what action the European Commission should take to protect EU citizens more effectively against serious cross-border health threats. The Council of the European Union invited Member States in 2010 to further improve their coordination and collaboration in facing serious cross-border health threats, including a coherent approach to preparedness and response to pandemic influenza and to other public health emergencies of international concern. This implies reinforced preparedness, ensuring coherent risk assessment and risk management as well as improving the coordination of public communication on any matter related to health-related crisis involving or likely to threaten more than one Member State.

WHO initiative for road safety

On 11 May, dozens of countries around the world kick off the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The Decade seeks to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries which experts project will take the lives of 1.9 million people annually by 2020.

To mark the launch of the Decade, governments in countries such as Australia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, the Philippines, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam will host high-profile events and release national plans to improve safety and services for victims. A number of landmark national monuments will be illuminated with the road safety “tag”, the new symbol for the Decade. These include Times Square in New York City; Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro; Trafalgar Square in London; and the Jet d’Eau in Geneva, among others.

EC health indicators

Perfect website full of statistics on various subjects such as fatalities in road traffic accidents in Europe