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Public health news from around the WHO European Region.

News highlights

December 2016

TOP STORY

Universal Health Coverage Day: building efficient health systems that provide access to quality care without financial hardship

09-12-2016
On 12 December – Universal Health Coverage Day – WHO reaffirms its commitment to support countries in providing affordable, quality health care for everyone.
In 2012, 193 Member States formally adopted a United Nations resolution to accelerate efforts to move towards universal health coverage (UHC) to ensure that all people are able to access the health services they need without facing financial hardship caused by catastrophic and impoverishing out-of-pocket payments
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NEWS

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and WHO Regional Director for Europe encourage Moldovan parents to continue vaccinating their children

07-12-2016
"Immunization saves lives. Apart from safe drinking-water, no other health intervention has reduced diseases and mortality as effectively and safely as vaccination. No child should suffer from illness, from lifelong disability or die due to vaccine-preventable diseases. Every child has the right to be immunized."

Europe commits to leaving no child behind
07-12-2016

101 examples of improving the health and well-being of children and adolescents through intersectoral action

06-12-2016

HIV cases reach over 2 million for the first time in Europe
29-11-2016

New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the Region
28-11-2016

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR

 
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Regional Director and Prime Minister of Republic of Moldova discuss status of health system reforms

06-12-2016
Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Mr Pavel Filip on 25 November 2016. The Regional Director’s visit provided an opportunity to reaffirm the strong relations between WHO/Europe and the Republic of Moldova...

COUNTRIES


Update on the regional review of IMCI strategy implementation
12-12-2016

Estonia tackles obesity with tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

09-12-2016

Training course on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the Russian Federation
06-12-2016

New implementation package to support countries’ efforts to transform health services delivery
05-12-2016

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia marks European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week
01-12-2016

 

EVENTS


Launch of Russian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children report
14 December 2016, Moscow, the Russian Federation

WHO Barcelona Course on Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage
13–17 March 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
13–15 June 2017, Ostrava, Czechia
 
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