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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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Quality development in perinatal care : the OBSQID project : report on the seventh WHO workshop, Budapest, Hungary 2-3 November 2001
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )
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At the Sixth Workshop in 2000, initial steps were taken to decentralize the Project to national and international partners with longstanding involvement in OBSQID. Satellite activities undertaken within specific areas of perinatal care, such as neonatal care, diabetes in pregnancy and multiple births, have gained their own momentum. At this Seventh Workshop, these plans for transfer and decentralization matured into concrete action plans that will ensure continued implementation of the Project throughout Europe. Responsibility for the Project will be passed to national associations of perinatal medicine and ministries of health under the aegis of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, and more specifically its Study Group on Standardisation of Birth Certificates and Perinatal Death Certificates

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Second meeting of the CCEE-Baltic States Communicable Disease Network : report on a WHO meeting, Portoroz, Slovenia 20-22 June 2002
CCEE-Baltics Communicable Disease Network. Meeting (2nd: 2002 : Portoroz, Slovenia); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )
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One of WHO's main means of creating a global system for the surveillance of disease is the development of a network of networks: linking local, regional, national and international networks of laboratories and medical or surveillance centres. With support from the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the countries of central and eastern Europe (CCEE) and the Baltic states formed: 1) a communicable disease network (CEE-CDN) that proposed to establish an early warning and response system; and 2) a surveillance network to help eliminate measles. At its second meeting, the participants approved the establishment of the early warning system (after pilot testing), and recommended that all CDN countries actively participate in it and in the exchange of data on measles. They also agreed on their role in contributing to the revision of the WHO International Health Regulations, and adopted mechanisms to manage CDN and targets for its future development, including training components and evaluation standards

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Sixth CARINFONET meeting on cooperation in the field of health statistics and information : report on a WHO meeting, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 9-11 October 2001
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )
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The central Asian republics information network (CARINFONET) was developed with the support of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and its Information Centre on Health for the Central Asian Republics and Kazakhstan in Bishkek. CARINFONET enables the exchange of experience among and the development and use of common standards by experts from these countries who are responsible for collecting, processing and disseminating health data and statistics. The participants at the Sixth Meeting concluded that the computerization of health care facilities at all levels would be continued, including the training of health professionals and involving decision-makers at national, oblast and local levels. They urged that CARINFONET members jointly develop indicators to monitor priorities in the health care sector, to ensure the harmonization of definitions and the comparability of data. Members should also take various measures to promote the use of the international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth revision, and continue to share experience and solve problems with coding via e-mail. Finally, they should recognize the need to adjust current health information systems to new arrangements for data collection for health insurance systems, to avoid the loss of data.

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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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11th annual meeting of EuroPharm Forum : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 3-5 October 2002
EuroPharm Forum. Annual Meeting (11th : 2002 : Copenhagen, Denmark); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )
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EuroPharm Forum was founded in 1992. This is a Report of the 11th Annual Meeting, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2002. 70 participants from 26 countries participated in the meeting, which consisted of a business and professional session, including reports of activities during the past year, together with proposals for future activities. The meeting included a public symposium on future aspects of pharmacy practice in the light of WHO policies. During the business part of the meeting, elections were held for new officers and members of the Executive Committee and Ms Maja Jakīevac-Mikīa, Croatia, handed over the presidency to Ms Eeva Teräsalmi from Finland. The Forum approved a position paper on the role of the pharmacist in palliative care and decided upon a strategy to strengthen and further develop the project work and. The Forum also welcomed that extra funds have been obtained from WHO to establish a new twinning arrangement between the Czech Republic and Ireland to facilitate the implementation of the patient education campaign "Ask about your medicines". The professional part of the annual meeting consisted of the symposium Health as a Human Right and 6 project workshops on Ask about your medicines, Asthma services, Diabetes care, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension management and Smoking cessation

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Environment and health information system : report on the first meeting of a working group, The Hague, Netherlands 2 October 2003
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2003 )
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Experts from ministries of health and/ or environment in twenty-seven countries met to agree on a common position for Member States on the need and the general scope of European Environment and Health Information System (EHIS). They drafted a contribution to the Ministerial declaration to be presented at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in June 2004 in Budapest. The group acknowledged the importance of collaborative international effort in the establishment of a pan-European environment and health information system as a common base for policy-making. The participants reconfirmed the usefulness of such a system in providing a common 'language', and opportunities to exchange information on best practices. They discussed Member States' involvement and expectations from the system, including its key features, and pointed out organizational mechanisms for its operation and challenges in implementation. The group acknowledged the importance of a legal framework for EHIS to operate successfully. It was emphasized that the current work of the European Commission on the Environment and Health Action Plan may be a highly relevant contribution towards the establishment of the EHIS

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Pandemic influenza preparedness planning : report on a joint WHO/European Commission Workshop, Luxembourg, 2-3 March 2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; European Commission ( 2005 )
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Operation MECACAR : eradicating polio 1995-2000 : final report
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; Polio Plus Rotary International; UNICEF; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); United States. Agency for International Development ( 2001 )
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Hospitals and borders / Seven case studies on cross-border collaboration and health system interactions
Glinos, Irene A; Wismar, Matthias; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies ( 2013 )