Извор: WUNRN – 20.01.2017
21 December 2016 - Children make up almost a third of all human trafficking victims worldwide, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Additionally, women and girls comprise 71 per cent of human trafficking victims, the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons states.
"Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography," said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov in presenting the report.
Извор: Организација на Обединетите Нации - 19.01.2017
Countries should promote the sustainable production of fresh, safe and nutritious foods to counter overweight and obesity, which have greatly increased, especially among women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: FAO
19 January 2017 – Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report.
Nearly 360 million people, or 58 per cent of the inhabitants of the region, are overweight with the highest rates observed in the Bahamas at 69 per cent, Mexico at 64 per cent and Chile at 63 per cent, according to a news release on the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean report, compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Извор: WUNRN – 18.01.2017
It will take 170 years for women to be paid as much as men. Credit: PTI
Women across the world are often employed in low pay sectors, face high levels of discrimination in the workplace and take on a disproportionate amount of unpaid care work
Rome: While just eight individuals, all of them men, own the same wealth as 3.6 billion people — half of world’s total population — it will take 170 years for women to be paid the same as men, warns a new major report on inequality.
Извор: WUNRN – 17.01.2017
Извор: Институт за јавно здравје на Р. Македонија - 19.01.2017
Во текот на втората недела од 2017 година, во Република Македонија пријавени се 5.472 (I=264,5/100.000) новозаболени лица од грип/заболувања слични на грип, што претставува намалување од 32,2% во споредба со минатата недела, кога беа пријавени 8.067 случаи.
Cold weather increases health risks for refugees and migrants in Serbia and other countries in the Region
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 18.01.2017
WHO/Violeta Egic - Staff from the WHO Country Office in Serbia visit the barracks near the Belgrade central station, where around 1200 refugees and migrants currently live
As cold temperatures continue across the WHO European Region, conditions worsen for those in the most vulnerable situations, including refugees and migrants stranded in countries. When refugees and migrants sleep outdoors or in cold shelters at temperatures below 16 °C, they are prone to hypothermia, frostbite and other poor health conditions. Their risk increases if they lack proper clothing, food and medical care. The elderly, children, people with health problems and people who abuse alcohol are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of cold weather.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 16.01.2017
16 January 2017 – Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. A new report produced by WHO and partners has case studies on how new laws have improved the health and safety of people, providing a resource for countries to learn from positive experiences in other parts of the world.
New report offers global resource on using the law to improve health
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 13.01.2017
Early influenza activity in the European Region mainly affecting the elderly
This winter, influenza activity in the Region increased earlier than in recent years. Influenza A(H3N2) virus represents about 98% of influenza A viruses detected and typed. Health providers should therefore preferentially suspect and treat severe influenza in the elderly, and should consider the use of influenza-specific antiviral medicines even in patients who have been vaccinated. The distribution of viruses may change over the course of a winter, and so it is currently unclear whether or not the predominant virus will remain the same.
Pooled analysis of data from 19 European Union/European Economic Area countries or regions reporting to the European Monitoring of Excess Mortality for Public Health project indicates that excess all-cause mortality seems to have been increasing among the elderly in recent weeks, notably in France and Portugal.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 13.01.2017
The UN European coalition on health is a coordination mechanism focusing on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages – in the pan-European Region, and of the health-related targets present in other SDGs.
The kick-off meeting of the coalition, which is led by WHO/Europe, took place on 10 November 2016. Participants discussed the added value of joint action and identified a list of actions with the highest potential. After establishing criteria for setting priorities, they agreed on the following 4 workstreams:
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 12.01.2017
Tobacco is an extraordinary problem requiring extraordinary action. The WHO European Region has made significant progress in tobacco control in recent decades, including through the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and the development of a roadmap of actions that was signed by health ministers of the Region in 2015. Despite these commitments and this progress, tobacco control remains difficult and complex.
The tobacco industry and its allies have consistently opposed effective tobacco control measures, and their strategies and efforts to subvert the policy process have become even more determined, focused, misleading, aggressive and sophisticated.
Извор: Институт за јавно здравје на Р. Македонија - 12.01.2017
Во текот на првата недела од 2017 година, во Република Македонија пријавени се 8.067 (I=389,9/100.000) новозаболени лица на групни пријави за заболени од грип, што претставува намалување од 14,9% во споредба со минатата недела кога беа пријавени 9.485 случаи.
Вкупниот број на пријавени случаи и оваа недела ја надминува границата на многу висока активност, согласно МЕМ моделот за одредување на интензитет на активноста на сезонски грип (Графикон 1).