The April 2020 edition of Open Access Government covers a remarkable breadth of stimulating content on government policy issues throughout the world, such as health, research, robotics & AI, international development, transport, energy and environment plus much more!
A selection can be found below:
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, describes a systemic approach to education, research and innovation in the European Union.
Kapil Bharti, PhD, Senior Investigator and Head of the Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, explains testing the safety of a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration in this special focus on eye health.
Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), explains why the European Commission cares about the digital transformation of healthcare.
Jacqueline Bowman-Busato, EU Policy Lead at the European Association for the Study of Obesity, explains why obesity in Europe is an urgent and relevant health priority for policymakers, NGOs, research funders, health professionals and the public.
Professor Trevor Jones, Chair at the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, speaks to Nishat about their plans for EU patient access to medicinal cannabis.
Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, states the case for real change when it comes to the environment, including introducing deposit return schemes to increase recycling and clamp down on litter.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany describes a European initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe, which includes comment from the Economic Affairs Minister, Peter Altmaier.
Martin Warden, NHS Digital’s Programme Director for Digital Transformation in General Practice, charts the importance of both technology and digital transformation in primary care. When it comes to doing more in this vein, the new GP IT Futures Digital Care Services framework plays a key role.
Deputy Director of the Seismological Center Central Weather Bureau (CWB) in Taiwan, Nai-Chi Hsiao, explains the current status and future perspective of earthquake monitoring in Taiwan.
Greg Rosenthal, Communications Specialist at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, explains how the organisation safeguards America’s crops and forests, including comment on PPQ’s Safeguarding Continuum.