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Issyk-Kul resolution on actions for environment and health protection in Central Asian Republics : first Central Asian Republics Conference on Development of National Environmental Health Action Plans - Partnership for Sustainable Development, Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, 12-14 June 1996
Central Asian Republics Conference on Development on National Environmental Health Action Plans - Partnership for Sustainable Development (1st: 1996: Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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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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The solid facts : palliative care / edited by Elizabeth Davies and Irene J. Higginson
Davies, Elizabeth; Higginson, Irene J; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )
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Populations in European and other developed countries are ageing, and more people are now living with the effects of serious chronic illnesses towards the end of life. Meeting their needs presents a public health challenge. Traditionally, palliative care towards the end of life has been offered mostly to cancer patients, but must now be offered for a wider range of serious illnesses and integrated more broadly across health care services. This booklet is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe's work to present evidence for health policy- and decision-makers in a clear and understandable form. It explains why health services should provide good quality palliative care for all people facing serious chronic illness. It provides evidence for the effectiveness of palliative care, shows how it can be improved, and explains the need to ensure full access. The booklet also explores the varied cultural and health care contexts in different countries, and reveals how to educate professionals and the public about these issues. A companion booklet entitled "Better palliative care for older people" considers this vulnerable group in more detail. Both booklets seek to broaden awareness, stimulate debate and promote action

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10 [Ten] health questions about the 10 / written by Albena Arnaudova ; and edited by Yves Charpak
Arnaudova, Albena; Charpak, Yves; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )
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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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Roma health mediation in Romania
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2013 )
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Second assessment of migrant health needs, Lampedusa and Linosa, Italy/ by Santino Severoni
Severoni, Santino; Enkhtsetseng, Shinee; Dembech, Matteo; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2013 )
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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