The EU Commission has launched a new health portal.
The Commission believes that one European adult in three is surfing the internet trying to find information on health. To help these people to find their way around, the Commission has, following the eHealth 2006 conference, launched a new portal on health.
The Health-EU Portal aims to be a gateway and 'one-stop-shop' to simple and reliable information on six thematic health areas, divided into 47 health topics and touching upon issues from health insurance and infectious diseases to bioterrorism.
The site aims to provide all EU citizens, patients, healthcare professionals and scientists with information on both health topics and related policies as well as on the latest developments in research.
The portal also offers links to all member states' health-related policies and other health issues, to a large number of specialist websites and to sites of NGOs and international organisations.
This 600,000 euro project is an initiative of the EU Public Health Programme 2003-2008 and corresponds also to the aspirations on the e-Europe Action Plan as the portal aims to provide citizens with simple, clear and scientifically sound information on-line.Visit the new portal here.