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Minister Catherine Byrne attends EPSCO Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers in Tallinn

Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne today attended an informal meeting of EU Health Ministers where she also had one to one meetings with representatives from the UK, Finland, Croatia, Latvia and the Czech Republic. During a discussion on the harmful use of alcohol, Minster Byrne reaffirmed Ireland’s

Ministers Harris and Creed secure Government approval for Ireland’s first National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, have secured Government approval for Ireland’s first National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020. Antimicrobials are medicines, including antibiotics, which are used to treat infections or disease, and are essential in both human and animal health. Antimicrobial resistance

Minister Harris announces significant research as a key step in efforts to address gender imbalance in medicine the Irish health service

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today welcomed the publication of a report by the RCSI’s Working Group on Gender Diversity, which highlights barriers to female entry into and progression in surgical careers. The Working Group reviewed extensive literature in the area, held a national consultation and examined international best practice in investigating barriers to

Minister for Health Simon Harris launches National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026

Ambitious 10 year plan aims for survival rates that will be among the top in Europe, by focusing on prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and quality of life  #cancerstrategy17 Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today launched Ireland’s ambitious new ten-year National Cancer Strategy, following its approval by Government. The National Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2026 is

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