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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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Community health needs assessment : an introductory guide for the family health nurse in Europe
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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Governments across the European Region are faced with rising demands for health care, limited resources and increasing inequalities in health. Community health needs assessment has a central part to play, enabling practitioners, managers and policy-makers to identify those in greatest need and to ensure that health care resources are used to maximize health improvement. It is a vital health care planning tool to be used at the level of families, communities and populations. This document describes the ways in which health needs assessment can identify priority health needs, target resources to address inequalities and involve local people. The process of undertaking health needs assessment is described and the important contribution of nurses explored. The document also includes a pack for training the trainers in the use of the assessment tool

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Workshop on stable iodine prophylaxis after nuclear accidents : report on a WHO workshop, Helsinki, Finland 17-19 September 2000
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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In December 1999 WHO issued updated Guidelines on Stable Iodine Prophylaxis after Nuclear Accidents, drawing on new evidence arising from the Chernobyl accident. The Workshop consisted of several presentations on the evidence underpining the Guidelines and extensive discussion by the participants, who were all respondible at country level for implementing measures to mitigate exposure after nuclear accidents. The discussions particularly stressed the practical aspects of implementing stable iodine prophylaxis in the way recommended, namely with emphasis on protecting the health of children over much wider areas than the Emergency Planning Zones. The problems encountered vary from one country to another, and so little general guidance could be provided in the Guidelines. These discussions led to a number of recommendations to be followed up by WHO

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Towards a healthy Russia - healthy nutrition : plan of action to develop regional programmes in the Russian Federation
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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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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Evaluation of fighting HIV/AIDS in Estonia / conducted by Roger Drew ... [et al.]
Drew, Roger; Donoghoe, Martin; Koppel, Agris; Laukmann-Josten, Ulrich; Politi, Claudio; Rotberga, Signe; Sarang, Anya; Stöver, Heino; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; United Nations. Office on Drugs and Crime ( 2008 )
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Quantifying disease from inadequate housing: editorial review meeting, Bonn, Germany, 8-9 September 2008
Braubach, M; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )
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The WHO European Centre for Environment and Health is addressing the question "how much human health is negatively affected by inadequate housing?" to support European policy-makers. To review and assess the first compilation draft quantifying the environmental burden of disease (EBD) for housing-health linkages, selected experts were invited to an editorial review meeting in Bonn. The meeting participants reviewed all chapters and provided advice to WHO on the EBD assessments and their evidence base. Comments will be forwarded to the authors of individual chapters. Further advice was given on the production of the general chapters (Introduction, Conclusions and Policy implications) and the main messages such a report should deliver for different audiences such as research communities, policymakers or housing professionals. The WHO secretariat was charged with a number of tasks for finalizing the current chapters in collaboration with the authors, developing new versions for general chapters, and identifying authors for chapters on important housing and health topics that are not yet covered

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Sub-regional immunization programme managers' meeting : report on a WHO meeting, Antalya, Turkey, 15-17 November 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2006 )
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European strategy for child and adolescent health and development
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2005 )
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Children are our investment in tomorrow's society. Their health and the way in which we nurture them through adolescence into adulthood will affect the prosperity and stability of countries in the European Region over the coming decades

EuroPharm Forum : a CD-ROM toolbox for professional management [electronic resource]
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )
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The idea of the CD-ROM is to strengthen the pharmacists' contribution to public health and stimulate the implementation of best practices in Europe. It collates the model programmes developed by EuroPharm Forum and provides the tools for running professional programmes at national level