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Staffing of environmental health services : report on a WHO working group, London, United Kingdom, 15-16 April 1996
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1996 )
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A WHO working group, comprising experts in environmental health services, met in London in April 1996 to review a guidance document on professional capacity buililding in these services. The document is intended to be one of a series of guidance documents being developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. the group considered the scope and purpose of the document, reviewed draft chapters on the functions and tasks of environmental health services and competences for environmental health professionals, and considered the purpose of the remaining chapters of the document, which are to deal with the governance and organization of environmental health professionals. The group's views on these issues will be taken into consideration in preparing further drafts of the guidance document. In addition, the group suggested appropriate procedures for further review of the document before its submission for final approval at a consultative meeting of Member States

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Sub-regional workshop on enhanced surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis and poliomyelitis : report on a WHO meeting, ljubljana, Slovenia 5-6 July 2001
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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In view of the recent circulation of imported wild poliovirus in Bulgaria, the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a Subregional Workshop on Enhanced Surveillance of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) and Poliomyelitis. The aims of the Workshop were to raise awareness in some countries and areas at risk of poliovirus importation, to review surveillance performance and make plans to enhance it, and to address issues related to including high-risk populations in national surveillance and vaccination efforts. The participants discussed the strengths and weakness of their AFP surveillance systems and the impediments to reaching WHO performance indicators. For each country and area, steps were proposed to enhance surveillance and to increase vulnerable groups' access to immunization services. In view of the outbreak in Bulgaria, the participants made specific recommendations on collecting faecal specimens from children at high risk in some countries and areas and maximizing the outreach and supplemental immunization activities in vulnerable groups in the months to come

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Ninth meeting of the European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : Report on a WHO meeting, Vienna, Austria, 19-21 June 2000
European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (9th: 2000: Vienna, Austria); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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The participants at the Ninth Meeting of the European Regional Certification Commission were briefed on the progress towards poliomyelitis eradication globally and in the European Region. They reviewed the documentation for certification from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Regional Certification Commission planned to submit complete documentation for the certification of the European Region as polio free to the Global Commission in 2002. Continuing surveillance, however, was stressed as a long-term obligation. With eradication close, virus containment had become essential. The regional plan for the laboratory containment of wild polioviruses was presented. An inventory of laboratories containing wild poliovirus and other targeted potentially infectious materials was to be complete by the end of 2001. The discussion raised significant questions about the extent of the inventory, and indicated the activities and processes needed to start it in all countries. Each country was expected to have a coordinator, and many should have a task force, to oversee the successive steps of the containment process

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Seventh workshop of national/regional health promoting hospitals' network coordinators : report on a WHO workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 May 2001
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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The 7th workshop of National/Regional WHO health promoting Hospital Network Coordinators took place in Copenhagen, on 16 May 2001 in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals. It was organized by the WHO European Office for Integrated Health Care Services (Barcelona, Spain). The participants of the meetings were the National/Regional WHO Health Promoting Hospitals' Network Coordinators in the European Region, representatives of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Promotion and Hospitals, and WHO staff. The meeting addressed various issues related to the future development and management of the WHO WHO International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals. Reports on the state of the National/ Regional Networks were distributed in hard copies. For the first time reports were not presented orally. A template for standardized documentation of networks progress was discussed and a first draft approved. Also, the final draft of the questionnaire to register interventions /projects in hospitals was discussed and approved. In addition, two specific working groups to expand the evidence-base for health promotion projects and activities in hospitals were established, one on quality and indicators for HPH, which will be coordinated by Dr Svend Juul Jr̜gensen (Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark) and the other on implementation of HPH policies and strategies by Professor Jürgen Pelikan (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Medicine, Vienna, Austria)

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The role of the occupational health nurse in workplace health management
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; WHO European Centre for Environment and Health ( 2001 )
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This document describes the role of the occupational health nurse in Europe, and whilst recognizing the wide variation that exists in occupational health nursing practice between different countries this document reflects the standards that have already been achieved in those countries where occupational health nursing is at its most advanced. Within the WHO European Member States the discipline of occupational health is undergoing rapid development. This is largely due to the new demands and expectations from employers, employees and their representative bodies as they recognize the economic, social and health benefits achieved by providing these services at the workplace. The rapid development of occupational health services has also, in part, been driven by the expanding program of EU legislation in the areas of health, safety and environmental protection and the need by employers to respond to this legislation. In addition occupational health services, provided at the workplace to address the health care needs of working populations have been identified as an important component of the public health strategy. These services can also make a significant contribution to other government initiatives, such as; reducing health inequalities, reducing social exclusion and sickness absence, and by protecting and promoting the health of the working population occupational health services can help to reduce the overall burden of ill health in Europe. Occupational health nurses, as the largest single group of health care professionals involved in delivering health care at the workplace, have responded to these new challenges. They have raised the standards of their professional education and training, modernized and expanded their role at the workplace, and in many situations have emerged as the central key figure involved in delivering high quality occupational health services to the working populations of Europe. Occupational health nurses, working independently or as part of a larger multiprofessional team, are at the frontline in helping to protect and promote the health of working populations

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Charte sur les transports, l' environnement et la santé, Londres, 16-18 juin 1999
Conférence ministerielle sur l' Environnement et la Santé (3ème: 1999: Londres, United Kingdom); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2013 )
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Réforme des systèmes de santé en Europe : la charte de Ljubljana sur la réforme des systèmes de santé, 19 juin 1996
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1996 )
Programme Villes-santé de l'OMS : phase III : 1998-2002 : conditions à remplir par les villes et processus d' admission
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; Centre pour la Sante urbaine ( 2002 )
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Cette phase III du reseau de villes membres du programme jouera un role pilote dans les actions visant a favoriser la sante dans les villes et par consequent dans le monde entier, par des methodes qui soient a la fois novatrices et viables. Les activites du nouveau reseau tiendront compte des faits nouveaux qui se sont produits a l'echelon international en matiere de politiques (tout particulierement l' adoption de la strategie de la Sante pour tous pour le XXIe siecle et du programme local Action 21) et reposeront sur les experiences acquises et les succes remportes au cours des deux premieres phases. Il s' agira d' un des reseaux interactifs de Villes-sante qui concevront des actions pour la sante dans les villes dans l'ensemble de l' Europe. Le present document decrit le processus de recrutement de villes pour la phase III du programme

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European Advisory Committee on Health Research : Second Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-21 September 2012
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2013 )