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Title: Chernobyl : its lessons : actions for the next decade : report on a donor meeting, Helsinki, Finland 11 February 1997
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: WIthin the WHO International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA) and Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN), the WHO Regional Office for Europe is responsible for following up the increased thyroid disease after Chernobyl and mitigating the public health effects of any future accidents. At a meeting in Helsinki, the Regional Office proposed activities to Member States and sought support for their implementation. The participants - representatives of health ministries and experts from European research institutions - evaluated and approved the WHO proposals. Funds were sought for the opening of a project office in Helsinki from which WHO would provide an effective response to nuclear accidents and for assisting in the mitigation of thyroid diseases attributable to the Chernobyl accident in four priority areas : screening, treatment, mitigation of iodine deficiency and construction of an integrated thyroid disease registry. It was agreed that the report of the Meeting would be used in future fund-raising activities
Description: English only
EUR/ICP/TRNS 04 01 08
DISASTER
12 p.
Subject: Radiation Injuries
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
Nuclear Reactors
Disaster Planning
Thyroid Diseases
Europe
Context: chemically induced
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/TRNS 04 01 08
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107762
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