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End of Year 2017 – Updates


ECDC Traineeships

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control offers a Traineeship Programme targeted towards recent university graduates who are at the beginning of a new professional career. The purpose of the programme is to provide trainees with an understanding of the Centre and its role within the activities of the European Union while also providing an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and professional experience.

The Traineeship Programme runs every year for a period of three to nine months. Successful candidates will have an education and background relating to the activities of ECDC.

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Message from Uwe Siebert

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to announce that as part of the further development of the Institute for Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment (IPH), UMIT РUniversity for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall in Tirol, Austria, seeks to fill the following full-time position (100%) at the earliest time possible:

University Professor (Full Professor) for Quantitative Methods in Public Health and Health Services Research

The professor will also be the Head of the new Division for Quantitative Methods in Public Health and Health Services Research at the IPH.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to electronically send their applications, along with the usual documents, to UMIT’s Rectorate, Email:; code word: Quantitative Methods PH+VF, by January 31, 2018, at the latest.

For full details, please see the attachment and the link:

Many thanks and best regards,
Uwe Siebert

Consultant of Public Health Medicine Post

Deadline: 2nd January 2018 

The Director (Resourcing and Employee Relations), Ministry for Health, invites applications for the post of Consultant Public Health Medicine within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer within the Ministry for Health.

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Calls for Blood Donation

Learn more about the National Blood Transfusion Service and see how you can contribute throughout the Holiday Period

Blood Donation Centre at G’Mangia will be open between 8am and 6pm(except New Year’s Day). It’s important to take with you an Identification Document(Driver’s License, ID Card, Passport) and ideally bring someone with you who’s willing to donate blood.

Updates available on the following communication channels:

Office: 22066201, 22066209, 21234767. Fax 22066216




Update from Health and Food Safety Directorate General


Increasing vaccination: consulting the public on possible EU actions

Today, the Commission launches a public consultation on possible activities to be included in a proposal for stronger EU cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases, which will be adopted in 2018. Interested individuals and organisations can now help shape this important initiative by completing the questionnaire structured under three pillars: tackling vaccine hesitancy; sustainable vaccine policies in the EU; and EU coordination, including the promotion of stakeholder dialogue, and contribution to global health.

Announcing the launch of the consultation, Vytenis¬†Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, underlined:¬†“In September, President Juncker said he found it unacceptable that in 2017 there are still children dying of diseases that should long have been eradicated in Europe. Needless to say that I not only echo the President’s statement but also am fully committed to supporting Member States increase vaccination coverage in the EU. The consultation we launch today is an opportunity for you ‚Äď citizens and organisations – to tell us which EU actions you think are helpful for strengthening cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases. But let me be clear: this is not a debate about the merits of vaccination. The benefits of vaccines are a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion. The growing scepticism towards vaccines threatens to reverse the strides we have made in public health. I count on your constructive input.”

The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 15 March 2018, after which a consultation report will be drawn up.

For more information: EU vaccination policy and tools



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