Commission launch new health information website

On Thursday 3 May the European Commission launched a new website designed to be “a comprehensive search tool for European health information and data”. Called Heidi - Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface it contains information about health status, determinants, diseases, health systems, trends, institutional and policy aspects.

Importantly, it is designed as a “wiki tool” with selected editors having direct access to write text on-line. Access to write and edit information in Heidi is reserved to health experts recognized in their field at European level. The European Commission (DG Health and Consumers - SANCO) is the administrator of Heidi and grants the access rights to the editors.

The Heidi project arose from EU Health Programme funding in the 2003-2008 period.

Commission press release here


Pharmaceutical section here