Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 20.10.2016
Good data and statistics are indispensable for informed decision-making by people and policy-makers. As countries and organizations work towards implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, reliable and timely statistics and indicators are more important than ever.
The term “health information” refers to all the information, data and evidence on health that facilitates policy-making. It is a crucial element in WHO/Europe's efforts to reduce health inequalities in the Region. The WHO European Health Information Gateway, launched earlier this year, provides curated, reliable health data and information presented in formats that are easy to understand, compare and extract.
On World Statistics Day 2016, WHO/Europe experts share statistics that drive their work, and they encourage everyone to become a data explorer by visiting the European Health Information Gateway.
New WHO policy paper reviews opportunities to promote environmental sustainability in health systems
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 20.10.2016
Health systems have a substantial impact on the environment and are major consumers of energy and resources, according to evidence compiled in the new WHO policy paper “Towards environmentally sustainable health systems in Europe”.
The paper explains, however, that although health systems use up natural resources, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and produce large quantities of waste, including hazardous material, they can also have a positive impact on the environment – particularly in the areas of health promotion and environmental health protection activities.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 19.10.2016
BreatheLife is a global campaign led by WHO, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition and the Government of Norway, to raise awareness about the health risks of short-lived climate pollutants, which contribute significantly to global warming and air pollution. The campaign advocates action in the areas of knowledge sharing between cities, increasing monitoring, supporting solutions and educating people.
The BreatheLife campaign stresses both the practical policy measures that cities can implement (such as better housing, transport, waste, and energy systems) and measures people can take as communities or individuals (for example, to stop waste burning, promote green spaces and walking/cycling) to improve our air.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 17.10.2016
This year, WHO/Europe’s annual Flu Awareness Campaign aims to boost uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine among health care workers. It also highlights the risk influenza poses for certain vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, elderly people or those with a chronic condition.
Health care workers have a higher risk of getting influenza compared to the general adult population, due to the nature of their work. Some studies have shown that during influenza outbreaks in health care facilities, more than half of health staff caring for influenza patients can become infected with the virus. Other studies indicate that health care workers can transmit influenza to patients who may be especially vulnerable to complications, including infants, the elderly and those who are immunosuppressed or have other chronic conditions.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 13.10.2016
13 OCTOBER 2016 | GENEVA / WASHINGTON - New data published by WHO in its 2016 "Global Tuberculosis Report" show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets.
Governments have agreed on targets to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic both at the World Health Assembly and at the United Nations General Assembly within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. They include a 90% reduction in TB deaths and an 80% reduction in TB cases by 2030 compared with 2015.
Ministers endorse joint statement on climate change and health at high-level meeting of small countries
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 12.10.2016
Government of Monaco
From left to right: Dr Piroska Östlin, Director of the Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being at WHO/Europe; Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Monaco; Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe; and Mr Stéphane Valeri, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Monaco.
Today, health ministers and policy-makers from eight European countries endorsed a statement that commits them to joining efforts in protecting people’s health from adverse effects of climate change. The Third High-level Meeting of Small Countries, which includes WHO European countries with a population of less than one million, took place in Monaco on 11–12 October 2016 to strengthen collaboration in tackling today’s complex health challenges.
Main objectives set out in the statement include joint action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and scaling-up cooperation on climate-related emergencies.
Извор: WUNRN – 18.10.2016
Seeds, Agricultural Biodiversity & The Right to Food & Nutrition - Women - Moving Toward People-Centered Monitoring of the Right to Food & Nutrition
Извор: WUNRN – 16.10.2016
Извор: WUNRN – 15.10.2016
Message from Perin Saint Ange, Associate Vice-President, IFAD Programme Management Department
On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October 2016), IFAD celebrates women and girls in rural areas and the vital role that they play in their families, their communities and their countries.
In many parts of the world, women typically work for 12 hours more every week than their male counterparts. They are largely responsible for domestic duties, child care and elder care. In addition, women carry out a substantial and growing part of the work on family farms – with male out-migration increasingly leaving them to manage alone.
Извор: WUNRN – 15.10.2016
This report looks at how we can help promote gender equality and get power in the hands of every last girl. It explores 3 key barriers that hold girls back, and that we focus on in our work:
- Child marriage
- Poor access to good-quality services – including health and education
- Girls’ lack of a voice in private and public spheres.
These three above listed barriers are violations of girls’ rights. They also pose formidable obstacles to progress in other areas of development.
Извор: WUNRN - 15.10.2016
International Day of Rural Women – October 15, 2016
Changes Are on the Way for Women Farmers, for Greater Productivity & Economic Potential
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, on International Day of Rural Women
Changes are on the way for women farmers. Some of those changes are those brought by giant global forces, like climate change, environmental degradation, or migration patterns that can either leave them alone heading their households, or alone in search of work. But other changes are coming about through a better recognition of women farmers as a force in themselves, whose productivity and economic potential should be fostered, and whose improved livelihoods bring benefits all round.