Rat emergency in Rome

Health minister orders police to combat Rome's rat problem. Italy's health minister Beatrice Lorenzin has ordered a special health protection unit of the carabinieri to "clean up Rome" as the city'...

Measles alarm in Italy

US places Italy on list of travel risk for measles. Italy has been identified as a country posing a measles threat for US visitors by the Centre for Disease Control of the US department of health,...

World AIDS Day in Rome

HIV self-testing kits go on sale for first time in Rome. The Italian ministry of health has launched its annual AIDS awareness campaign in time for World AIDS Day on 1 December. For the first ti...

Lazio Region considers obligatory vaccines for children

Lazio plan for kindergarten children comes as Tuscany battles meningitis outbreak. Vaccinations against some infectious diseases should be obligatory for all children attending kindergarten in the...

Movember at Rome's Shamrock

Rome pub supports annual event to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Rome's Shamrock pub on Via del Colosseo is once again supporting Movember, the global, month-long initiative aimed at raising a...

Rome race for cancer awareness

Rome's annual Komen Race for the Cure begins and ends at Circus Maximus. Registration is now open for the 17th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure which takes place on the streets of cent...

Healthcare discounts with Wanted in Rome

Mutua Basis Assistance (MBA) offers special benefits to Wanted in Rome readers. Mutua Basis Assistance (MBA), Italy's largest mutual aid society, offers readers of Wanted in Rome an exclusive packa...

Rome's Gemelli hospital screens films for young patients

Children's cinematherapy at Rome's Gemelli hospital. A premiere of Disney's new children's film The Jungle Book took place at a new cinema facility at the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemel...

Rats close Colosseum ticket office

Rat emergency in Roman Forum says archaeological superintendent. Two booths at the newly-opened ticket office at the Colosseum were closed on 1 March after a dead rat was found on the premises, acc...

Rome's rat emergency

Rome holds meeting to discuss rat infestation. An urgent meeting is being held by Rome environment and health authorities on 4 February to discuss ways of dealing with the growing number of rats ro...

World AIDS Day in Rome

Free HIV screening at Rome hospital on World AIDS Day. The Italian ministry of health has launched its annual AIDS awareness campaign in time for World AIDS Day on 1 December. In Rome the infect...

New casualty dept for Rome's Pertini hospital

Facilities introduced ahead of Holy Jubilee year. The Pertini hospital in the Monti Tiburtini suburb of east Rome has received new accident and emergency facilities ahead of the Vatican's Holy Jubi...

Italy sounds alarm on vaccinations

Health authorities concerned. Only about 95 per cent of Italy's population is now vaccinated against a number of dangerous infectious diseases. Compulsory vaccinations for school children – against...

Rome race for cancer awareness

Annual Komen Race for the Cure begins and ends at Circus Maximus The 16th edition of Rome’s Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of the capital on Sunday 17 May to raise funds...

Organ donation on Rome ID cards

Consent to organ donation to appear on Rome's carte d'identità  Rome residents can now give their consent to organ donation when obtaining or renewing their carte d'identità....

World AIDS Day in Rome

Free HIV screening at Roman hospital On the occasion of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Italian ministry of health launches its annual AIDS awareness campaign. In Rome the S. Gallicano hospit...

Ebola victim flown to Rome hospital

First confirmed Italian case of ebola An Italian doctor who tested positive for ebola in Sierra Leone is being flown to Rome's infectious diseases clinic at the Lazzaro Spallanzani hospital on 24...

Rome's Peter Pan charity celebrates 20 years

Association holds Christmas market on 23 November The Rome-based Peter Pan Onlus association, which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, is celebrating its 20th annive...

Caritas meets in Rome to discuss ebola response

Catholic organisations coordinate plans to tackle epidemic A meeting was held at the Vatican to discuss how the Catholic church is coping in its response to ebola in countries in west Africa, wher...

Proposal to zone prostitution in Rome's EUR district

Plan would see prostitution tolerated and monitored in certain areas of EUR The city parliament and residents of south Rome district EUR are being presented with a so-called "zoning" plan which wou...

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