European Working Group on Health in Climate Change supports countries in implementing key commitments

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 14.06.2018

WHO/J Creswick

The Working Group on Health in Climate Change (HIC) met on 12–13 June 2018 at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH) in Bonn, Germany. Twenty-five Member States of the WHO European Region sent nominated representatives.

Dr Joy St John, WHO Assistant Director-General for Climate and Other Determinants of Health, attended the meeting.

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Health payments are pushing people into poverty, even in high-income countries

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 12.06.2018

Press release - Copenhagen, 12 June 2018

A new WHO study shows evidence that health payments (paying for medicines and health services) are unaffordable for many people and cause financial hardship across the WHO European Region, including in high-income countries. The estimates prepared with data from 25 countries show that up to 8% of households cannot afford to pay for basic needs – food, rent, utility bills – after paying out of pocket for health care. This situation goes against the Tallinn Charter, which was adopted by 53 Member States of the Region in 2008, and states: “It is unacceptable that people become poor as a result of ill health”.

Tough questions will be asked at the high-level WHO meeting “Health systems for prosperity and solidarity, leaving no one behind”, which is to be held in Tallinn, Estonia on 13–14 June 2018, and countries will be encouraged to take urgent action.

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New report reveals need for more humane, personalized approach in European Region’s long-term institutions for adults with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 06.06.2018

WHO

WHO/Europe has released a new report entitled “Mental health, human rights and standards of care”. It assesses the quality of institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the WHO European Region.

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Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases

Извор: Светска здравствена организација  - 01.06.2018

1 June 2018 - News Release

Geneva

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health.

Collectively, cancer, diabetes, lung and heart diseases kill 41 million people annually, accounting for 71% of all deaths globally, 15 million of which occur between the ages of 30 and 70 years. The report focuses attention on growing, but often neglected, challenges like mental disorders and obesity.

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Светски ден без тутун

Извор: Институт за јавно здравје на Република Македонија - 31.05.2018

Тутун и болест на срце

Датум: 31 мај 2018

Секоја година на 31 мај, Светската здравствена организација (СЗО) и партнерите го одбележуваат Светскиот ден без тутун, истакнувајќи ги здравствените и другите ризици кои што се поврзани со употребата на тутун и се залагаат за ефективни политики за намалување на потрошувачката на тутун.

Фокусот на овогодинешниот Светски ден без тутун е “Тутунот и болест на срце”.  Кампањата ќе ја зголеми свеста за:

  • врската помеѓу тутунот и срцето и другите кардиоваскуларни заболувања, вклучувајќи го и мозочниот удар, кои заедно се водечки причини за смрт во светот;

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Tobacco breaks hearts – choose health, not tobacco

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 30.05.2018

Tobacco breaks hearts - choose health, not tobacco

Smokers are 2–4 times more likely than non-smokers to suffer coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular stroke, and even adults exposed to other people’s smoke have a 25–30% raised risk. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2018, WHO is highlighting what can be done to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco and how much difference it makes immediately if smokers choose to quit tobacco.

“We are finding that although the public generally realizes that smoking is harmful, they are often unaware of its key link with heart disease and stroke. Tobacco is contributing to the increased incidence of chronic diseases and their fatalities and has a devastating impact on patients and their families,” said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe. “Giving up smoking reduces the risk of these diseases irrespective of how long you have been smoking and, for example, 10 years after quitting, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.”

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World No Tobacco Day 2018 awards: winners from the WHO European Region

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 29.05.2018

WHO

Each 31 May marks World No Tobacco Day, and in 2018 the focus will be on “tobacco and heart disease”. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, are the world’s leading causes of death, and tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVD, after high blood pressure.

In addition to raising awareness of and building support for tobacco control, World No Tobacco Day offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of tobacco control champions from around the world. WHO gives the World No Tobacco Day awards every year to carefully selected individuals and/or organizations in recognition of their accomplishments in tobacco control and in the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

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Latest data shows southern European countries have highest rate of childhood obesity

 

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 24.05.2018

WHO

The latest data (2015–2017) from the WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) show that southern European countries have the highest rate of child obesity. In Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, San Marino and Spain, approximately 1 in 5 boys (ranging from 18% to 21%) are obese. Denmark, France, Ireland, Latvia and Norway are among the countries with the lowest rates, ranging from 5% to 9% in either sex.

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HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

Извор: Организација на Обединетите нации - 24.05.2018

24 May 2018 - Health

Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces.

Prepared in collaboration with the UN agency dedicated to tackling the virus, UNAIDS, The impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work: Global estimate, examines the past and future effects of HIV epidemic, and development of antiretroviral therapy (ART), while  assessing the economic and social impact on workers and their households.

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World Health Assembly to determine WHO’s direction for next 5 years

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - Канцеларија за Европа  – 18.05.2018

WHO

The Seventy-first World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21–26 May 2018. Delegations from countries around the world will gather, as they do each year, at the decision-making body of WHO to review and approve a specific health agenda prepared by WHO’s Executive Board.

This year’s World Health Assembly promises to be particularly significant, as a key agenda item is the 13th General Programme of Work 2019–2023 (GPW13).

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European Immunization Week helps highlight and boost the positive impact of vaccines

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 17.05.2018

WHO

Public EIW event to raise awareness in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. From left: Dr Venko Filipche, Minister of Health; Dr Jihane Tawilah, WHO Representative in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ms Mila Carovska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy (with her son); Professor Aleksandra Gzozdanova, President of the National Committee on Immunization.

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