Legionnaires’ kills three in Milan, 14 more infected

Outbreak hits northern Milan suburbs. An 84-year-old woman from Milan’s northern suburb of Bresso was the third victim this week of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which had already hit the a...

Milan to re-open open-air dancehall for summer

Milan dance all day until 6 September in Parco Sempione. Milan city hall will re-open the traditional summer dancehall in Parco Sempione on 27 July, open from 15.00 to 23.00 every afternoon for a r...

Milan launches heat-wave relief programme

Milan helps the elderly and infirm. As temperatures soar, with forecasts of over 30°C, Milan city hall has activated the free phone number 800 777 888 to call social services and ask for help. A...

New women’s clinic opens in Milan

Healthcare by women, for women. A group of female doctors has opened a clinic for women in Milan to provide the specialist healthcare which only woman doctors can offer, the first of its kind in th...

Some 80,000 Milan kids still not vaccinated

Deadline for vaccination nears. Out of the 480,000 schoolchildren in the greater Milan area, over 78,000 – around 16 per cent – are still not up to date with their vaccinations as the 10 March dead...

Milan hospitals plead for blood donations

Open for blood donation also on Sunday. Milan’s two major hospitals – Policlinico and San Raffaele – have issued a plea for donations as non-urgent operations are having to be re-scheduled for lack...

Milan opens breast-feeding spots for mums

Milan opens 20 “happy popping” rooms across all nine boroughs. Milan has moved to create a more mamma-friendly city by opening rooms for mums with infants in every municipio, with comfortable armch...

G7 Milan meeting: more health care for migrants

Health ministers meet in Milan. Health ministers from the G7 states – Italy, France, Canada, Germany, the US, Japan and Great Britain – and officials from UN departments and leading NGOs meeting in...

Hong Kong blocks import of Milan poultry, eggs

Block follows outbreak of chicken flu in Milan province. Poultry products and eggs from Milan and Lombardy have been put on a black list by the Chinese special region of Hong Kong, reported Chinese...

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...

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