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Public health news from around the WHO European Region.

News highlights

May 2017

TOP STORY

United Nations Global Road Safety Week – #SlowDown to save lives
08-05-2017

“Road traffic injuries are preventable and a 5% cut in average speed can result in a 30% reduction in the number of fatal road crashes, leading to many lives saved,” said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe. “Sectors need to act together at the country and municipal level to implement measures to ensure that speed is controlled in order to make roads safer.”

4th United Nations Global Road Safety Week

Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

13–15 June 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic

NEWS

  09-05-2017
The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region, held on 25 April 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, featured a round table dedicated to data and monitoring. It provided policy-makers, statisticians and other stakeholders with an opportunity for dialogue and mutual learning on the needs, feasibility and limitations of SDG data.


Hand hygiene a key defence in Europe’s fight against antibiotic resistance
04-05-2017

Highlighting nurses and midwives’ commitment to delivering the highest quality care
04-05-2017


Hepatitis B vaccination has dramatically reduced infection rates among children in Europe, but more is needed to achieve elimination
28-04-2017

The WHO European Region remains malaria free
25-04-2017


Vaccination protects health at every stage of life
21-04-2017


Inspiration tour to North Karelia: 45 successful years of reducing coronary heart disease mortality the community way
21-04-2017

Neglected tropical diseases: Collaborate Accelerate Eliminate
19-04-2017

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Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab and Professor Recep Akdağ sign a host agreement to establish a new WHO Office for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies Preparedness in Istanbul, Turkey

Agreement signed for new WHO Office for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies Preparedness


09-05-2017
 
A host agreement to establish a new WHO Office for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies Preparedness in Istanbul, Turkey, was co-signed by Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe and Professor Recep Akdağ, Minister of Health of Turkey, on 2 May 2017 in Ankara.

COUNTRIES


Regional Director commits continuing support to Romania to stop measles outbreak and improve immunization performance
03-05-2017

Georgia hosts meeting on improving antenatal care in eastern Europe and central Asia
02-05-2017

New WHO/Europe report sheds light on antibiotic consumption in eastern European and central Asian countries

01-05-2017

High-level Working Group on HIV established in the Russian Federation
27-04-2017

Newly independent states: Potential health impact of strong tobacco control policies

25-04-2017

Italy’s Alcohol Prevention Day putting the prevention of alcohol-related harm in focus
19-04-2017

EVENTS


eHealth Week 2017
10–12 May 2017, St Julian’s, Malta

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco – a threat to development
31 May 2017

WHO European Meeting of National NCD Directors and Programme Managers
8–9 June 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation

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