Too many babies are born too small

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 16.05.2019

Around one in seven of all babies worldwide are born with a low birthweight

Geneva, 16 May 2019 

More than 20 million babies were born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015—around one in seven of all births worldwide according to the first-ever estimates documenting this major health challenge.

These findings and more are documented in a new research paper developed by experts from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in The Lancet Global Health.

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Over 100 000 people sick with measles in 14 months: with measles cases at an alarming level in the European Region, WHO scales up response

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 09.05.2019

Copenhagen, 9 May 2019

WHO is scaling up its response to the ongoing measles outbreaks in the European Region, including by creating an operational platform to accelerate its support to affected countries.

The decision followed an assessment of the measles situation in the Region. It was based on the growing number of children and adults affected by and dying from the disease, and the persistence of pockets of non-immunized or under-immunized individuals in many countries fuelling the continuing spread of measles.

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Social Protection for Older Women - Gender Inequalities

Извор: WUNRN – 29.05.2019

By Isabel Ortiz and Florian Juergens – February 20, 2019

"While women's disadvantage in older age is mainly a result of discrimination throughout the life-course, the design of gender-sensitive pension systems is essential."

Gender equality and women's empowerment are increasingly prominent themes on the international policy agenda. The empowerment of women is essential for realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, agreed by all countries at the United Nations in 2015.

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UN Women Launches Global Intergenerational Campaign to Bring Women's Rights & Empowerment to the Forefront

Извор: WUNRN – 06.05.2019

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

 (New York, 6 May 2019)—To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered the blueprint on women’s rights and empowerment, UN Women today announced its new multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”.

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International Day of the Midwife - Saving Lives of Mothers & Babies

Извор: WUNRN – 05.05.2019

UNICEF/Vishwanathan - An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife performs critical ante-natal services in Shrawasti, India.

5 May 2019 - Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities.

1. Midwives save millions of lives each year

The world has seen a steady decline in maternal and newborn deaths since 1990, in large part because more women are receiving skilled midwifery care: from 67 per cent in 2010 to 79 per cent in 2017. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), quality midwifery reduces maternal and newborn mortality and stillbirth rates by over 80 per cent, and reduces pre-term labour and birth by 24 per cent.

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EU - Council of Europe Methodology & Tools Help Countries to Map Support Services for Victims of Violence Against Women

Извор: WUNRN – 05.05.2019

 

Strasbourg 23/04/2019 - The Council of Europe has developed a methodology and tools to draw inventories and to chart the various support services available for women who are victims of the diverse forms of violence covered by the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.

The methodology and toolsMapping support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standards”, developed by Professor Liz Kelly from the London Metropolitan University, take into account in particular the distinction between specialised and general services, the forms of violence and the types of support that should be available.

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Women's Right to Work & Women's Rights at Work - Shadow Report Guidelines

Извор: WUNRN – 04.05.2019

This guide in PDF format is intended to assist NGOs in drafting their shadow reports on women’s rights to and at work. It refers to the CEDAW, ICESCR and ILO conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

What is fresh and bold about this comprehensive guide is that it addresses specifically the rights of women working in factories and on plantations, and as domestic workers, homebased workers, rural workers and migrant workers. It also underscores the multiple forms of discrimination experienced by women in vulnerable and marginalized situations, among them women with disabilities, in violation of their rights to and at work.

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Security Council Resolution 2467 Strengthens Commitment Against Sexual Violence in Conflict + Women in the Peace Process & Human Rights

Извор: WUNRN – 04.05.2019

Resolution 2467 (2019)

                     Adopted by the Security Council at its 8514th meeting, on 23 April 2019

           The Security Council,

           Reaffirming its commitment to the continuing and full implementation of resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), and 2242 (2015) on women, peace and security, and relevant statements of its Presidents, and further emphasizing that persistent barriers to their implementation will only be dismantled through dedicated commitment to women’s participation and protection and promotion of human rights, and consistent support to building women’s engagement at all levels of decision-making,

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EU - Gender Employment Gap in the European Union

Извор: WUNRN – 21.04.2019

March 7, 2019 - In 2017, the employment rate of women aged 20 – 64 (66.5%) was 11.5 percentage points (pp) lower than that of men aged 20 - 64 (78.0%) in the European Union (EU). In other words, the gender employment gap in the EU stood at 11.5 pp.

Among the EU Member States, the gender employment gap was lowest in Lithuania (1.0 pp), Finland (3.5 pp), Sweden (4.0 pp) and Latvia (4.3 pp).

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To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 24.04.2019

New WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Achieving health for all means doing what is best for health right from the beginning of people’s lives,” says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Early childhood is a period of rapid development and a time when family lifestyle patterns can be adapted to boost health gains.”

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European Immunization Week celebrates the everyday heroes who help protect us all from dangerous diseases

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 23.04.2019

WHO/Malin Bring

The widespread use of vaccines has drastically reduced the threat of once-common diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough and measles in the WHO European Region. Contributing to this success story are countless individuals – from scientists to parents, from nurses to bloggers – who each play a part in helping to immunize Europe.

On 24–30 April 2019, European Immunization Week (EIW) celebrates these vaccine heroes and raises awareness of the facts about vaccines and the serious diseases they prevent.

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Joint statement: European Immunization Week

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 23.04.2019

Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Dr Andrea Ammon, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Copenhagen, Stockholm, 24 April 2019

Vaccines have transformed our societies. They have increased the chances for each newborn to reach adulthood, and for each fully vaccinated adult to maintain good health and well-being, thereby contributing enormously to productivity in every country.

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