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    A National Health Systems Strategy in Malta

    Securing our health system for our future generations, was the subheading of this document, first published in 2014, by the Ministry for Energy and Health. This 96 page elegant paper outline the importance of building bridges and recreate connection between primary and secondary care with the unique goal to build and sustain an environment that supports people and their families to lead to healthier lifestyles by supplying access to fair health which is continuously maintained and improved. The full document may be found here.

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    Chiropractic; first to obtain CEN standard

    19 Apr 2012 What is CEN? You have probably seen the key mark “CEN” on a product you bought in the shop, but never found out what the meaning of the abbreviation meant. The CEN (European Committee for Standardization) is an organization whose mission is to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment by providing an efficient infrastructure for the development, maintenance and distribution of coherent sets of standards and specifications. The key mark “CEN” is a voluntary European certification mark demonstrating compliance with the European Standard. The European Union (EU) officially recognizes CEN as a European standards body. I am happy…

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    Global Burden of Disease Study, 2012, on Musculoskeletal Conditions as the Second Greatest Cuase of Disability, Globally

    The Global Burden of Disease, GBD, Study 2010 is the largest ever study to describe the global distribution and causes of a wide array of major disease, injuries and health risk factors. Musculoskeletal conditions were shown to be the second greatest cause of disability globally, affecting over 1.7 billion people worldwide and have the fourth greatest impact on the overall health of the world population, considering both death and disability. GBD 2010 showed that that low back pain is the leading cause of disability and that osteoarthritis is one of the fastest growing conditions. The GBD has released a press note on the 15th of December 2012 calling on governments…

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    Malta Chiropractic Association is Formed

    As of 30th of June, 2013, Malta has a Chiropractic Association (MCA) registered as a Voluntary Non-Governmental Organization, NGO. The MCA is composed of four members: Nicolo Orlando (president) Elaine McDougall (vice-president) Steven Zammit (secretary / treasurer) Rus Hornstein (full member) The principle purpose of the MCA is listed as Educational, Heath, Social and Community Advancement. The MCA will protect the public safety in Malta, as well as promote chiropractic as a science and an effective health profession with the main goal to gain acceptance from, and to ensure collaboration with, other health professionals. MCA main objectives are: To ensure that its members possess high quality chiropractic qualifications following professional…

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    Barcelona Chiropractic College Opens in October

    Four years ago, a Dr. Adrian Wenban, a chiropractor who graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institution of Technology in Australia, but practices in Barcelona, Spain, decided that Europe needed “vitalistic” chiropractic college. He reasoned that since there were currently only four “mechanistic” chiropractic colleges graduating DC’s to serve the 700 million people of Europe, this would be the perfect time to create a college that would feature chiropractic principles and philosophy as an integral part of the curriculum. Now, four years later, and after all the exhausting and diligent effort, financial sacrifices, red tape, and standard bureaucratic posturing, his original concepts and visions are about to be transformed into reality.…

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    Italian Parliament Passes Law on Chiropractic

    The Associazione Italiana Chiropratici (AIC) has announced that 17 years after the presentation of the first law proposal for professional recognition, on December 21, 2007, chiropractic was recognized by the Italian Parliament as a primary health care profession. For more than three decades, the AIC has led a determined struggle to secure this vitally important legal recognition for chiropractic, in the face of equally determine medical opposition. After years of unsuccessful attempts at professional recognition, an amendment concerning chiropractic, inserted into the annual budget law, finally opened the door of Italy’s nationalized healthcare system to Doctors of Chiropractic. In a country that has the highest ratio of MDs to patients…

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    Chiropractic Legislation Passes in French National Assembly

    The Association Fran­aise de Chiropratique (AFC) reports that the French National Assembly (the French equivalent of the U.S. House of Representatives) has passed by voice vote on Oct 4 amendment 178, a health care patient bill of rights first promoted by French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin in 1999. Under article 52 of the bill is language that legally recognizes chiropractic, a significant event, as chiropractors in France continue to be arrested and fined for “practicing medicine without a license.” Bill 178 is popularly called the “Kouchner law,” after the bill’s advocate, Bernard Kouchner,MD, the French Minister of Health. Dr. Kouchner was a founder in 1971 of the Paris-based health relief…

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