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About Health First Europe

Health First Europe is a non-profit, non-commercial alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics and healthcare experts and the medical technology industry.

We aim to ensure that equitable access to modern, innovative and reliable medical technology and healthcare is regarded as a vital investment in the future of Europe. We call for truly patient-centred healthcare and believe that every European citizen should benefit from the best medical treatments available.

  • Innovating for sustainable healthcare systems in Europe
  • Healthcare practitioners are a key factor for innovating in new models of delivering healthcare services
  • Patient-centric solutions for sustainable health systems
  • Consistently valorising quality health is the cornerstone of a productive Europe
  • "Health equals wealth". Health is a productive economic factor in terms of employment, innovation and economic growth

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18 June 2015

After two years of debate, the Council is close to finalizing its' position on the medical devices directive.  The MDD, as it's known to most, was proposed in the aftermath of a scandal where patients were harmed due to fraud and lack of oversight in the approval of silicone breast implants (PIP).  At the time of its proposal, Health First Europe called for a balanced approach to the legislation in [...]

Patient's Corner

  • Artificial leg allows patient to feel

    By Fergus Walsh | June 2015

    Scientists in Austria have created an artificial leg which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their foot. The recipient, Wolfang Rangger, who lost his right leg in 2007, ...

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