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Drug information policies in countries of central and eastern Europe and the newly independent states : report on a WHO workshop, Hilleroed, Denmark, 27 March-2 April 1996
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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The World Health Organization Regional office for Europe organized a workshop with countries of central and eastern Europe and the newly independent states (CCEE and NIS) to discuss and analyse the different aspects related to drug information, to review the existing situation of drug information and to promote the establishment and the further development of strategies and programmes aimed at providing clear, updated and unbiased drug information to professionals, as well as the patient. Drug regulators, drug policy makers and professionals participated. The workshop provided an overview and basic information on the issues and different strategies involved in drug information. It showed, in an international perspective, how governments can deal and actively intervene in this area to guarantee that the users are well informed. As a result of the workhop the participants have exchanged their views and experiences on the major issues in drug information in their countries. Practical and feasible recommendations on the provision and use of drug information were drawn up. Follow-up on the implementation of these recommendations at country and intercountry level will be done with the assistance of the Programme for Pharmaceuticals

Guidance on water supply and sanitation in extreme weather events
Aertgeerts, R; Sinisi, L; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe ( 2011 )
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Guidance settings for quality standards : report on a WHO working group, Barcelona, Spain, 12-14 May 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1998 )
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The WHO Air quality guidelines for Europe were updated and revised in 1996. They will form a basis for the derivation of national or international air quality standards. Nevertheless, simply adopting the WHO guidelines might lead to standards that could not be achieved in practice at acceptable cost. To provide guidance to countries on how to move from health-based guidelines to legally binding standards, a working group met to discuss the technical issues that need to be considered in setting air quality standards, such as: analytical methodology, technical feasibility, monitoring strategy, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and stakeholder involvement. The working group achieved its major goal in writing a report that will serve as an integral part of the introductory chapter of the revised WHO air quality guidelines

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European strategy for child and adolescent health and development : from resolution to action 2005-2008
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2008 )
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A practical tool for the preparation of a hospital crisis preparedness plan, with special focus on pandemic influenza / edited by Enrico Davoli
Davoli, Enrico; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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The usefulness of drafting a crisis preparedness plan (CPP) is now undisputed. This document aims to offer a practical tool for planning appropriate measures to be adopted by a hospital and/or more generally a health facility in order to be better prepared to face a critical situation. The tool is the result of concerted contributions of various experts in the field of emergency services management. The recommendations provided are tailored to a medium-to-large hospital with various specialties included, and should be adjusted as appropriate at the different levels of health care of the health facility. This document provides a list of issues that are considered by the contributors as essential themes that must be tackled in all CPPs for hospitals. Each issue represents concepts and problems that are likely to be universally present in all critical situations, emergency or disasters and cannot be set aside when drafting the CPP. The document provides specific measures and hints for preparedness in the event of a communicable disease epidemic, such as the possible influenza pandemic

Experiences with quality management in an international context : report on a WHO workshop, Germany, 15-17 January 1998
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1998 )
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The German Bundesministerium for Gesundheit called for the workshop to exchange and examine experiences with quality management in an international context. The main topics to be discussed/presented were: national strategies for implementation of quality management in Europe : needs, contents and overview; discussion of specific aspects of quality management, e.g. costs, economics, evaluation, hospital; certification or accreditation systems from the view of health care providers, patients and other health care customers, health care financiers and sickness funds; models and tools of quality management systems, e.g. benchmarking, information systems; guidelines for cost effectiveness evaluations in quality management. A main topic of discussion was the cost consequences of applied quality management. A specific objective of the meeting was to generate a list of specific aspects of quality management that could be used by hospitals and small multi-professional groups

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Hospital preparedness checklist for pandemic influenza : focus on pandemic (H1N1) 2009
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )
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Performance management, developing a culture of measurement and continuous quality improvement in Estonian hospitals : recommendations on alternative entry points and ways forward / by Ann-Lise Guisset, Johan Kjaergaard and Jarno Habicht.
Guisset, Ann-Lise; Kjaergaard, Johan; Habicht, Jarno; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )
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Drug use and HIV-infection : the care of drug users and the treatment system / by Gerhard Buehringer [et al.]
Buehringer, Gerhard [et al.]; Greenwood, Judy; Gsellhofer, Brigitte; Kuenzel, Jutta; Torrens, Marta; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1998 )
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This report lists and discusses the changes that it will be necessary to make in the management of care for drug users as a consequence of AIDS. The purpose is to give practical information and guidelines to the administrators and senior staff responsible for prevention and care of problematic drug use, in order to meet the challenges posed by HIV infection. Management of care is used as a global term for all intervention strategies. It includes the different stages of primary prevention, early intervention and treatment of late stages, as well as different areas such as the treatment of drug use and of the HIV-related syndrome of diseases. The report covers the changes that will be necessary in care systems, including changes in the structure of facilities as well as in the care of the individual users

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Finalization of the document "Cyanobacteria, their toxins, water and health" : report on a WHO editorial meeting, Bad Elster, Germany 10-15 November 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1998 )
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A process of rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality was begun in 1995, and is to include aspects of risk management as well as risk assessment. The manuscript in preparation, which will contribute to this process, has been retitled Toxic Cyanobacteria in water: a guide to public health significance, monitoring and management and is to be produced as a book. A group of 21 experts met at the Research Department of the Institute for Water, Soil and Air Hygiene in Bad Elster, a WHO collaborating centre for research on drinking-water hygiene, and made detailed recommendations on the content and format of the book and on its publication. The programme of work adopted at the meeting will lead to publication by the end of 1998