European Heart Network

Based in Brussels, the European Heart Network (EHN) is an alliance of member organisations including heart foundations and other non-governmental heart health organisations committed to the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe. To read its annual...

European Cancer Information System

ECIS provides the latest information on indicators that quantify the cancer burden across Europe. It permits the exploration of geographical patterns and temporal trends of incidence, mortality and survival data across Europe for the major cancer entities. The purpose...

Alcohol ‘best buys’ by the WHO

Nearly 6% of all deaths worldwide were attributable to alcohol in 2012, with more than half caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, liver disease and mental health disorders. In the EU alone in 2014, 72,000 deaths due to alcohol-related...

Noncommunicable diseases – 45 successful years in Finland

In 1972, Finland had the highest rate of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in the world, and the region of North Karelia in eastern Finland had the highest rate in the country. To address this issue, the region initiated what is known as the North Karelia...