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Highlights on health in the Russian Federation 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Health care systems in transition : template for analysis / written by Sara Allin ... [et al.]
Allin, Sara; Mossialos, Elias; Busse, Reinhard; Figueras, Josep; Dixon, Anna; McDaid, David; Nolte, Ellen; Rico, Ana; Riesberg, Annette; Thomson, Sarah; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies ( 2006 )
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Highlights on health in Turkmenistan 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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WHO European Region Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) : 3rd meeting focusing on tuberculosis : report, Sinaia, Romania 29-30 September 2004
WHO European Region Interagency Coordinating Committee. Meeting (3rd : 2004 : Sinaia, Romania); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2005 )
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TB is out of control in many countries in the WHO European Region. The number of cases reported is increasing, and this is accompanied by a frightening rise in the incidence of MDR-TB and TB/HIV. The problem is compounded by inadequate political commitment, inadequate infrastructure, inadequate implementation of effective TB control strategies in many countries, and inadequate financial support. The Interagency Coordinatign Committee met for the third time in Sinaia, Romania, 29-30 September 2004, to discuss major challenges for TB control in the Region and identify coordinated response by WHO and international partner organizations and donors involved in TB control in EUR. The report provides information on major issues discussed, presents the meeting conclusions and recommendations

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Implementing health promotion in hospitals : manual and self-assessment forms / edited by Oliver Groene
Groene, Oliver; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Health promotion is an integral part of the health care process and is related to clinical, educational, behavioural, and organizational issues. Quality improvement needs to embrace health promotion activities in order to make sure that effective approaches are used and continuously being monitored to improve outcomes. As many common quality management tools do not address health promotion activities explicitly, we developed this "Manual on implementing health promotion in hospitals". Its aim is to enable managers and health professionals to: assess health promotion activities in hospitals; improve the capacity of health care organizations in improving health promotion activities; formulate recommendations for the improvement of health promotion activities in hospitals; involve all professionals and the patient in improving the quality of care; improve the coordination of care with other providers of care; improve the health and safety of staff and patients. Individual hospitals, quality agencies and in particular members of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals are encouraged to use this tool and to assess and improve the quality of health promotion activities in health care

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Making pregnancy safer/promoting effective perinatal care : activity report - Turkmenistan 2002-2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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The greatest challenges in maternal and child health care in the European region include over-medicalisation, poor health education and insufficient inter-professional and multi-disciplinary collaboration. The final step of the CARAK project in Turkmenistan was to support appropriate use of technology for perinatal care, birth and neonatal care; equipment was purchased based on the CARAK evaluation and a 2001 WHO-Europe mission to Ashgabad. A technical training programme on the operational aspects of medical equipment management and maintenance procedures, took place in April 2002. In June 2002, an Orientation and planning meeting was held to review achievements in mother and newborn health and discuss development of a plan of action for implementation Making Pregnancy Safer/Promoting Effective Perinatal Care. A training course on Essential obstetric care was held in November of 2003 for 31 participants. A course on Evidence-based mother and newborn care for 22 decision-makers was held in January of 2005. In view of the high rates of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity rates, a workshop was held in December 2004 to review the evidence on Caesarean section performance in Turkmenistan, with the participation of 32 obstetrician/gynaecologists

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Highlights on health in Poland 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Tenth annual meeting of the European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations and WHO : report on a WHO meeting, St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 1-2 June 2006
European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations. Annual Meeting (10th : 2006 : St. Petersburg, Russian Federation); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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Safety of materials and chemicals used in the production and distribution oif drinking-water . report on a WHO Expert Consultation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 23-24 January 1997
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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Potentially hazardous chemicals in drinking-water may derive from treatment chemicals or construction materials used in water supply systems. The WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality indicate that such chemicals are best controlled by appropriate specifications for the chemicals and materials used. Twelve experts met at NSF-Inernational in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, a WHO collaborating centre for research on drinking-water safety and treatment, to discuss the development of a WHO monograph on the control of materials and chemicals used in the production and distribution of drinking-water. The meeting made a series of detailed recommendations regarding the structure and content of the monograph. Following the consultation, immediate action will be taken to bring to completion this monograph, which will be linked to the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality

Highlights on health in Spain 2004
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )