Emergency opens new HQ to public

NGO Emergency founded in Milan in 1994. Milan-based non-profit Emergency, which provides medical treatment for the needy in many parts of the world including in war zones, moves into its new offices...

Over 100,000 kids in Lombardy not vaccinated

School registration risks delays, fines. Well over 100,000 children in Lombardy born between 2001 and 2016 are not yet legally covered by obligatory vaccinations, which puts at risk registration fo...

Week of free health checks for Milan women

In the run-up to Women’s Health Day. As the national day celebrating women’s health on 22 April approaches, many hospitals and clinics around Milan are offering a week of free health checks for wom...

Five days of free medical checks in Milan

Winter Village will promote a healthy lifestyle. From 18 to 22 January, Milan residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy free medical and dental check-ups in an initiative sponsored by city...

Milan city hall offers gift pack for newborns

Initiative planned with UNICEF. Starting in December, Milan’s city administration will welcome newborn babies with a gift pack containing surprises and useful products for the happy parents. Pla...

Rho decrees ragweed eradication

To combat common allergies. Milan’s north-western suburb of Rho has ordered property owners to kill any ragweed growing on their land – or face a €500 fine. The common weed’s pollen, due in Augu...

Milan city hall combats heat wave

Milan social services on pre-alert. As the temporary respite from this summer’s first heat wave fades and temperatures are forecast to move back into the 30s in coming days, Milan’s social services...

Milan medics, vets to strike

Italian doctors to strike 16 December. Doctors in Milan will join colleagues around the country on Wednesday 16 December in a full-day strike to protest cuts in services to citizens and to “defen...

Milan launches heatwave plan

City helps housebound elderly. Milan’s city authorities have extended social services to help elderly, infirm or disabled residents cope with the summer heat. A toll-free number – 800 777 888 –...

Milan campaigns for blood donors

Cerchiamo sangue di tutti i colori. To coincide with the World Blood Donor Day on 14 June the city, the local health organisations and nine donor associations are launching a campaign to attract ne...

Free screening in Milan chemists

Health checks offered by city hall, Lions Milan residents are entitled to free screening for hearing, sight, diabetes, breathing and osteoporosis throughout May and until 27 June in selected pharma...

Milan, smog kills 140 a year

At least 140 deaths a year in Milan are caused by the repeated high levels of atmospheric pollution. This is the conclusion drawn by the EpiAir project, running since 2007 and promoted by the natio...

Free screening in Milan pharmacies

From 6 April until 7 June, selected Milan chemists will offer free screening for sight, hearing, breathing and osteoporosis in an initiative promoted by city hall and Lions Club Milan. The examin...

Dracula attracts blood-donors

Visitors to the “Dracula and the myth of the vampires” exhibition at Milan’s Triennale are being inspired to give blood to Avis, the national donors volunteer association.An Avis cam...

Flu vaccines withdrawn

Italian health authorities have called for the immediate withdrawal of several influenza vaccinations produced by the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis, the news agency ANSA reports.  The It...

Milan to ban smoking in parks

Milan is to ban smoking this autumn near children’s playgrounds situated in public parks. Notices have already gone up in many the city’s 70 parks requesting the public not to smoke in are...

Milan promotes handwashing

To mark Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, the city of Milan is planning to install 60 detergent dispensers in 29 public places. The spots marked for the hygiene campaign are Palazzo Reale, the...

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