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Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance / edited by E. Funari ... [et al]
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2011 )
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Meeting on natural and intentional epidemic risks in the European Region : strengthening alert mechanisms : report on a WHO meeting, Lyon, France 6-8 February 2002
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )
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Recent events have made it clear that the international community must address the intentional release of biological agents as a public health priority. A recent review of national preparedness plans in the Member States of the WHO European Region has pointed out the need for strengthening national and international capacities for early detection and response to such threats. The purpose of the meeting was (a) to review the capacity of public health surveillance systems to detect and respond to natural and deliberately caused epidemics; (b) to identify needs and agree on mechanisms for strengthening such capacity; and (c) to identify and agree on how national early warning systems can contribute to regional and global networking initiatives. Representatives of 28 Member States of the Region attended the meeting and agreed on 22 recommendations in the areas of early warning systems, international epidemiology networking, strengthening of national surveillance capacity, laboratory and information technology, and human resources development

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Economic assessment of transport infrastructure and policies : methodological guidance on the economic appraisal of health effects related to walking and cycling / by Nick Cavill ... [et al.]
Cavill, Nick; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Rutter, Harry; Racioppi, Francesca; Oja, Pekka; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2007 )
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Contaminated soil in gardens : how to avoid the harmful effects
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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In many cities, gardens are located on old, abandoned landfills and dumping sites. Cities have expanded by filling up spaces around the city with garbage, rubble and earth. The places where old landfills were have often become gardens where citizens can get away and enjoy the open air away from the noise and racket of cities. Normal garbage and rubble in landfills do not present a problem, however industrial and chemical waste can present a health hazard, especially when concentrations of contaminants are above acceptable limits. Some special precautions are proposed in this booklet so that the potential ill effects of contaminated soil can be avoided

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Guidelines for the development of educational and training curricula for environmental health professionals : report on a WHO working group, Rennes, France 19-21 June 1996
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1997 )
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A WHO working group, comprising experts in environmental health education, met to review a guidance document on the development of educational and training curricula for environmental health professionals. The document is the culmination of extensive consultation with WHO Member States on the appropriate curricula for training such professionals in the European Region. The working group considered the scope and purpose of the document, and reviewed drafts of the chapters dealing with the basic concepts of environmental health, learning objectives, teaching methods, course evaluation and model curricula for courses on environmental health. The group's conclusions 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 prior to its submission for final approval at a consultative meeting of Member States

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ART failure and strategies for switching ART regimens in the WHO European Region : report of the WHO expert consultation, Copenhagen, 7 December 2007
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2008 )
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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

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Air quality guidelines for Europe
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2000 )
Quality management training for blood transfusion services : facilitator's toolkit [electronic resource]
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2008 )
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Housing and health regulations in Europe : final report, July 2006
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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The aim of the review was to look into the possibilities given by regulations to improve or protect health through improving housing conditions in seven European countries (Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary, the Netherlands and United Kingdom). Two questionnaires have been developed by WHO/EURO for gathering the information on a) the main principles of the regulation regarding housing and health as well as the actors involved in the design and b) on specific housing threats. Based on the results gathered through these questionnaires, this report identifies where the regulatory framework could be improved or is lacking and formulates policy options that could help the European Ministries responsible for health and for housing to design their future regulation and/or action plans in the field of housing