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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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Review of the national tuberculosis programme in Belarus, 10-21 October 2011. edited by Pierpaolo de Colombani
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; de Colombani, Pierpaolo; Dadu, Andrei; Dravniece, Gunta; Hoffner, Sven; Ilyenkova, Vera; Kovac, Zlatko; Markova, Nora; Polishchuk, Oleksandr; Rusovich, Valentin; Skenders, Girts; Turusbekova, Nonna; Vitek, Erika; Volchenkov, Grigory ( 2012 )
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Meeting on the coordination of cross-border activities in the framework of operation MECACAR : report on a WHO meeting, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 26-27 July 2000
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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The meeting was convened by WHO in collaboration with UNICEF to address poliomyelitis eradication issues facing Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The global poliomyelitis eradication programme is making remarkable progress at present despite all the impediments, and the aim is interruption of all transmission of wild poliovirus by 2002 and certification of eradication by the end of 2005. Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have maintained free of reported cases of poliomyelitis, have sustained high routine immunization coverage and have continued supplementary immunization activities with high coverage. The sensitivity and quality of surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis in these countries has improved to meet WHO performance criteria. At least nationally, Afghanistan has accelerated its activities towards the target of interrupting wild virus transmission, with a reduction in wild poliovirus isolation despite expansion of surveillance sentinel sites covering a higher proportion of the population over the last year. Nevertheless, further intensive efforts are necessary to meet the goal of eradication. Despite the limited population movement across the borders of Afghanistan with the other participating countries in recent years, there remains continued risk of importation and cross-border transmission in some areas. For this reason, further coordination should continue. For all countries, continued progress is needed in the prompt collection, transportation and analysis of faecal specimens, and in the identification of priority cases for transfer and analysis

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Progress with Roll Back Malaria in the WHO European Region - regional and country updates September 2000 - April 2001
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2001 )
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Review of the National Tuberculosis Programme in the Republic of Moldova, 4-15 February 2013
Colombani, Pierpaolo de; Ahmedov, Sevim; Blondal, Kai; Ciobanu, Silviu,; Dadu, Andrei; de Lussigny, Smiljka; Muzafarova, Nigorsulton; Norval, Pierre Yves; Popa, Cristian; Ramis, Oriol; Ruesh-Gerdes, Sabine; Stillo, Jonathan; Vitek, Erika; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2013 )
National essential drugs programme : Tajikistan : report on a WHO mission, 13-28 November 1995
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1996 )
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Extensive review of TB prevention, care and control services Tuberculosis programme in Armenia, 21 April - 4 May 2011. edited by Masoud Dara, Zaruhi Mkrtchyan and Gayane Ghukasyan
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; Dara, Masoud; Mkrtchyan, Zaruhi; Ghukasyan, Gayane ( 2012 )
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Joint tuberculosis control programme review mission to the Republic of Moldova. consolidated report by Dr Maya Kavtaradze and Dr Silviu Ciobanu
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2012 )
For which strategies of suicide prevention is there evidence of effectiveness?
Grad, Onja T; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; Ministry of Health of Slovenia; University Psychiatric Hospital, Ljubljana; World Health Organization. Liaison Office for Slovenia ( 2012 )
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This document describes the process of formulating and implementing national programmes for the reduction of suicide in five European countries and analyses the public health dimensions of suicide in Slovenia. Recommendations for the establishment of a national programme for the reduction of suicide in Slovenia are put forward

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Roll Back Malaria in the trans-Caucasian countries and Turkey : project documents 2002-2005
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )