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Young people want to be part of the answer : Young Minds as an educational approach to involve schools and students in national environment and health action plans / by Bjarne Bruun Jensen ... [et al.]
Bruun Jensen, Bjarne; Simovska, Venka; Larsen, Niels; Glud Holm, Leif; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2005 )
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Déclaration des jeunes : quatrième conférence ministérielle sur l' environnement et la santé, Budapest, Hongrie, 23-25 juin 2004
Conférence ministérielle sur l' Environnement et la Santé (4ème : 2004: Budapest, Hongrie); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )
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Strategic framework for the prevention of HIV infections in infants in Europe
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; UNAIDS; UNICEF; United Nations Population Fund ( 2004 )
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The European Region of WHO, and particularly the eastern part, is facing one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. The number of HIV-infected women is steadily increasing, as is the transmission of the infection to newborns. Nevertheless, the high level of coverage with antenatal care, the availability of an extensive health care infrastructure, high literacy levels, the relatively low number of infections, and effective interventions to reduce mother-to-child transmission offer an opportunity to eliminate HIV infection in infants from the Region, and thus provide a model for the rest of the world. The challenge is to prepare health systems affected by economies in transition - and particularly maternal and child health services - to deal, in an integrated manner, with transmission of HIV infection to infants. This goes beyond clinical care and needs to include a range of care and protection issues, both in health institutions and in the community. The Strategic Framework for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Infants in Europe was developed by the UNAIDS cosponsors under the leadership of WHO, based on the experience of countries in the Region. The Strategic Framework outlines strategies for implementation at country level to achieve the global goals and those for Europe and Central Asia set out in the Dublin Declaration

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Human resources and national health systems : shaping the agenda for action in the European Region, Berlin, Germany 22-23 May 2004
Workshop on Human Resources for Health (2004 : Berlin, Germany); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )
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This is a report of a Workshop organised by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, with the objectives of building the evidence base for Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Europe by identifying the key policy questions that policy makers face in HRH, agreeing upon an agenda for development of options, and undertaking further validation of the WHO HQ/HRH framework. The workshop allowed further exploration of the framework and validation for the European region; and, with the participation of policy makers, enabled the identification of the key HRH issues/policy questions for the region, and identification of initial priorities for building capacity and action. Three underlying principles and six priority areas for action were identified and agreed. The three principles were that approaches to HRH should be comprehensive, inclusive, and not risk averse. The six priority areas for action were: testing/ applying the WHO HRH framework; improving planning; monitoring migration; assessing the impact of regulation; supporting HRH networking and "filling" knowledge gaps; and HRH capacity building

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La Santé dans les prisons : la promotion de la santé en milieu carcéral : compte rendu succinct d' une réunion de l' OMS, Londres, 15-17 octobre 1995
Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Bureau régional de l'Europe ( 1996 )
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Le groupe de travail etait charge de determiner s'il est possible et opportun de mener une action de promotion de la sante dans les etablissements penitentiaires. Il a examine la situation actuelle de la promotion de la sante dans les prisons des pays representes et la necessite d'echanges periodiques d'informations et de donnees d'experience. Il a egalement defini des difficultes et des preoccupations communes. Les participants ont conclu que le milieu carceral est on ne peut plus propice a des activites de promotion de la sante, qui seraient extremement benefiques pour les prisonniers, leur famille et le personnel penitentiaire, qui constituent des groupes vulnerables. Il a ete convenu de mettre sur pied un reseau europeen Prisons-sante comparable aux autres reseaux deja crees par l'OMS dans des cadres divers tels que les ecoles, les hopitaux, les lieux de travail et les villes, et d'etablir un centre de coordination

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Workshop on quality assurance of HIV and hepatitis testing : report on an intercountry workshop, Kiev, Ukraine, 24-26 September 2003
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2003 )
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The present intercountry workshop was designed to address quality aspects of laboratory testing for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis viruses. The participants, delegates from Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, were senior professionals involved in laboratory screening, diagnosis and reference testing for bloodborne viruses, and regulatory affairs. Participants recognized the increasing demand for proficient laboratory services for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C, to ensure the accurate diagnosis of infection and to screen blood donations. Ensuring the safety of blood transfusion depends both on careful donor selection and quality procedures built around the testing, but also collection, storage and use of blood. Issues like national laboratory organization, relevant regulatory framework, including licensing of kits, evaluation and purchase of diagnostic devices, testing requirements and strategies and laboratory management were presented and discussed. The need for continuous revision of existing regulatory frameworks in the light of current international practices has been commonly agreed. Member States should support the development of appropriate infrastructure and laboratory networks to sustain implementation of national quality systems for laboratories and blood transfusion services

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World No-Tobacco Day 2003 in the European Region : report
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2003 )
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The World No Tobacco Day theme for 2003 was tobacco free films and tobacco free fashion. The aim of the day was to encourage the fashion and film world to take action to promote the development of a tobacco free society. WHO called on these industries to stop promoting tobacco and to partner with WHO in sending out a message about the harmful effects of tobacco. The 2003 theme built on the 2002 theme of tobacco free sport which called for a removal of tobacco industry sponsorship from sport. World No Tobacco Day provided an important opportunity to build momentum for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which was adopted in May 2003 by the World Health Assembly. WHO Member States were encouraged to use World No Tobacco Day to draw attention to the FCTC and, in particular, the elements relating to advertising, sponsorship and product placement

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Poliomyelitis eradication : report on the first meeting of the European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication, Paris, France, 7-8 March 1996
European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (1st: 1996: Paris, France); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1996 )
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The first meeting of the Commission for the Certification of polio Eradication from the European Region was held in Paris on 4-6 March 1996. The composition and terms of reference of the Certification Commission were agreed. The Commission considered the relevance to the European Region of the guiding principles recommended at the First Meeting of the Global Commission in 1995. Progress towards polio eradication was progressing satisfactorily following Operation MECACAR, with increasing numbers of countries becoming polio-free and fewer foci of polio remaining. There had been improvements overall in surveillance, coverage and outcomes. The Regional Office for Europe's work plan was endorsed. The laboratory network was reviewed and the role of laboratory surveillance in the certification process was considered. The experiences of other industrialized countries (Canada and USA) which had already been certified to have eliminated polio were discussed. The Commission agreed the proposed timetable for certification for the European Region

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Evaluation of the cost effectiveness in health care : report on the WHO meeting, Celle, Germany 9-12 December 1996
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
Plan d' action sur la santé mentale pour l' Europe: relever les défis, trouver des solutions : première Conférence ministérielle européenne de l' OMS sur la santé mentale 12-15 Janvier 2005
Conférence Ministérielle Européenne de l' OMS sur la Santé mentale (1ère : 2005 : Helsinki, Finlande); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2005 )