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6th Health Tourism International Conference

January 26, 2016

Vienna, 3 to 5 March, 2016. Now in its 6th year, in Vienna, the HTI Conference is becoming a true European leader and the top trusted teacher in the health tourism industry. Bringing together over 300 top executives from around the globe, the HTI Conference delivers to health tourism stakeholders

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Best Practices in “Innovative Sustainability” Take Honours in Turkey

January 26, 2016

Alternative Life Association - Dreams Academy among the prize winners.The winners of the second “Innovative Sustainability Practices Contest” organized by the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) have been announced.Sustainable development, a concept that has been gaining ground in the world as well as in Turkey, is a crucial opportunity

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A Tour Boat Designed for the Disabled

December 27, 2015

An association for disabled has designed and equipped the harbour and a special boat with equipment making it possible for disabled people to go out in the archipelago of Stockholm for activities such as game fishing, seal safaris and photo tours. Summary An association for disabled has designed and equipped the harbour

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Looking back, moving forward

December 23, 2015

Brussels—The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) Board and Secretariat members would like to wish you happy holidays and a prosperous 2016, which we hope will be a successful year for you both personally and professionally. Looking back at 2015, IF has witnessed a very successful and eventful

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International Federation adds support to those calling for mandatory fortification in the UK

December 21, 2015

The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF), once again urges the UK Government to respond positively to the repeated recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Nutrition (SACN) and a growing number of medical experts.          As the international umbrella organisation for all those affected by Neural Tube Defects and

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Nigeria adds folic acid to fortification standard

December 16, 2015

Brussels—Nigeria, which has had mandatory wheat flour fortification legislation in place since 2002, is now adding folic acid to Fortification Standard. Folic acid is a B vitamin known for preventing serious or fatal birth defects of the spine and brain called neural tube defects (NTDs). This change represents extensive advocacy work by multiple

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Report on violence against children with disabilities

December 9, 2015

Brussels—On the occasion of the European Day of Persons with Disability, the European Agency for Fundamental rights (FRA) presented the latest report on violence against children entitled “Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the European Union”, which examines the forms, causes and settings of violence against

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Access City Award 2016 for Accessible-friendly Cities Goes to Milan!

December 9, 2015

Photo. Milan Cathedral.*On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission is pleased to announce that Milan (Italy) is the winner of the 2016 Access City Award. Wiesbaden (Germany), Toulouse (France), Vaasa (Finland) and Kapsovár (Hungary) were also awarded for their efforts to improve accessibility

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Accessible Tourism: City of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

December 9, 2015

Photo. Palau Nacional, Barcelona by "Palau Nacional Barcelona Pano 2013" by Felix König - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via CommonsOver the past 25 years Barcelona has steadily gained a reputation as one of the world’s most attractive and visited cities.It has become the fourth most popular city

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Accessible Tourism | Paris - Ile de France, France

December 6, 2015

The regional tourism board of Paris Ile-de-France has worked with accessible tourism since 2002. The initial objective was to render accessible the world’s number one tourist destination. As part of this strategy, the regional board was involved in the work on the “tourism and handicap label”. Introduced in 2001, this

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EDPD conference: "Let's turn good intentions into reality"

December 4, 2015

Brussels—On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2015, the European Commission hosted with the European Disability Forum (EDF), the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), CONCORD, CBM, Disabled People's Organisations Denmark (DPOD), Handicap International and Light for the World, the conference entitled “Leave no one behind: Tackling

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Climate change and nutrition, working for common goals

December 2, 2015

Brussels— The Global Nutrition Report 2015 (GNR) that emphasizes the relationship between climate change and nutrition and the pivotal role business can play, is presented in Paris during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21). Those days, from 30 November to 11 December, world leaders meet in Paris at the

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EU Accessibility Act: Using accessibility to build inclusive societies

December 2, 2015

Brussels— One day before the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, the European Commission has published the European Accessibility Act, which has been under development since 2012. The Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen announcing the publication of the European Accessibility Act in ensuring that innovative,

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The European Day of Persons with Disabilities: "Growing together in a barrier-free Europe"

December 1, 2015

Brussels—The International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December- was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations. Since then, the European Commission, to mark this date, has celebrated the European Day of Persons with Disabilities to show that people with disabilities across Europe face common challenges, concerns and needs,

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Europe has failed to implement effective policy to reduce risk of NTD by folic acid

November 26, 2015

Brussels— The prevalence of neural tube defects (NTD) in Europe has not declined substantially in the past 20 years, despite long-standing recommendations for women to take folic acid supplements if planning a pregnancy,  is the main finding of a new study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Total prevalence

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