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Job description – Science Communications Officer

Reporting to: Head of Communications. Purpose of the role: The Science Communications Officer is responsible for the delivery of communications and dissemination activities related to HEAL’s participation in research projects…


Key demands for a health-focused reform of REACH

The REACH legislation sets out how the European Union registers, evaluates, authorises and restricts chemicals. The sorely needed overhaul of this juggernaut of EU chemicals legislation is an opportunity to strengthen its effectiveness in protecting our health and the environment through better and earlier identification of hazardous chemicals.

Closing event of the Turkish ÇİSİP project

Since April 2020, HEAL, together with HASUDER and Kocaeli University have been implementing the EU funded project ÇİSİP,  which focuses on strengthening Turkish health sector engagement on climate and environmental policies, and building their capacity on the science behind climate change. On 2 June 2023, we organised the project’s closing event in Ankara, Turkey, to discuss how to build climate and disaster resilient health systems in Turkey.

Q&A on animal testing and chemical safety assessments

We are exposed to a wide mix of potentially harmful chemicals on a daily basis. To assess whether and how exposure to chemical substances can impact our health and the environment, European and national regulatory authorities rely on the results from several testing methods, including animal testing, when performing their safety assessment. In this Q&A, HEAL answers several key questions about the use of animal testing in the European Union.

Chronic Coal Pollution

Coal power generation is a chronic pollution for the environment, the climate and people’s health in the vicinity and far away from plants. HEAL focuses advocacy, knowledge sharing and engagement across the European region, and especially on the Western Balkans and Turkey. We also continue to advocate for a swift coal phase out in Poland, as the only country in the EU missing such a date.
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